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Dr. R Scot Duncan with Wild Alabama is proud to present a series on Alabama’s biodiversity. Scot shares his Confluence Blog post and an important new virtual set of talks and registration link about Alabama’s Biodiversity, which is essential to us in the Western Panhandle, because as goes Alabama’s biodiversity, so goes the Western Panhandle’s! Check it out!

Register below to reserve your place at this amazing class. https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTExMzQ4 
Dr. R Scot Duncan will be giving a free virtual 3-part talk series on Alabama’s biodiversity. This series begins this Thursday, April 1, 6:00-7:00 pm CST.
April 1: Alabama Biodiversity: What we have.
April 8: Alabama Biodiversity: Why we have it.
April 15: Alabama Biodiversity: Why it matters.
There will be time during each session for questions and sharing.

WEBINARS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!
There is no cost to attend, however, your kind donations via the Donations button will help ensure Francis M. Weston Audubon Society has the resources needed to continue to hosting events like online birding webinars.
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Puerto Rican Tody (Todus mexicanus) ©PERRY DOGGRELL
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY 101 – TUES., MARCH 30, FROM 6-7:30PM

Birding & Photography go hand-in-hand. Learn the basics with four of FMWAS’s most avid photographers, Perry Doggrell, Brenda Callaway, Michael Brower, and Larry Goodman. Topics include: Advice for the Beginner, Getting Started with Equipment and Settings, Approaching without Harming, Etiquette and Ethics.
** A follow-up session planned in April for a Photography Show.
Link to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIodOirqzwjH9MvAvVtWNbH5NNxClTpdhXg

INTRODUCTION TO eBIRD – TUES., APRIL 6, FROM 6-7:30PM

Join experienced eBirders from the Francis M. Weston and Bay County Audubon Societies. Norm & Mary Jo Capra and Michael Brower will help navigate you through the most comprehensive and invaluable tool a birder will ever need. This webinar session is designed for those new to eBird and will cover topics such as how to set up your profile, submit a checklist, track your sightings, and explore the vast database of species and “hotspots” for birding in our local area.Link to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtcuupqjsjGd2MS4pJAlD8_j30KBiLr2pE

EXPERIENCE

MY HERMIT THRUSH

Marianne heard the soft thump against the sliding glass door of my bedroom.

Yes a bird, lying as if dead, at the base of the window.  We got down our knees to get a better look. 

A Hermit Thrush migrating through our woods—a fall regular this time of year.  Killed?  …more

ENJOY

THE YELLOW-HEADED PICATHARTES

We lived in Sierra Leone, on the Northwest coast of Africa, for three years. 

It’s the most primitive country we’ve ever lived in with very little infrastructure. 

Steve worked six days a week, getting a weekend off every six weeks.  His work entailed
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RECALL

CONFESSIONS OF A FANATICAL BIRDER

It was an uneventful mid-November day in 1992.

The phone call came from my friend Paul who lived in northern Georgia.

A Crescent-chested Warbler, a real mega-tick that strayed from Mexico had been found at Patagonia in SE Arizona.
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PHOTOS FROM BEGINNING BIRDER FIELD TRIP 03.13.21
PINE WARBLER © MICHAEL BROWER
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