North Alabama Birding Trail

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North Alabama Birding Trail


Colbert County, Muscle Shoals, Birding, Hiking


The North Alabama Birding Trail consists of fifty birding sites across the northern part of the state. There are currently 397 species known to have been seen along the trail. The fifty sites were carefully selected by a group of biologists, bird enthusiasts, and conservationists. The criteria used to determine the sites were: probability of birds, ecological significance, site resiliency, physical and legal access, economic significance, maintenance support, and parking availability. The trial has a wide array of habitats, such as, wetlands, grasslands, and forests.
It is suggested to dress for the season. There is a possibility of seeing birds from inside a vehicle. Binoculars are a useful tool to carry along on the trail.


Carrie Keener, University of North Alabama


"North Alabama Birding Trail - Frequently Asked Questions." North Alabama Birding Trail - Frequently Asked Questions. Accessed December 1, 2015.
'Explore The Shoals'. 2014. Florence. Florence City. UNA Special Archives.


Alabama Cultural Resource Survey


December 1, 2015