April 19, 2023
Ft. Morgan and Banding Station visit.
The fort stands guard where the bay meets the Gulf on the east side of Mobile Bay. This migrant trap can yield spectacular birding during spring migration if conditions are right.
Bob and Lucy Duncan will lead this trip looking for every bird out there including observing bird banding.
At the end of the field trip, we will picnic at Ft. Morgan and complete our checklist. Expect moderate walking.
Meet at the Greer’s CashSaver Grocery at 4051 Barrancas Ave. just east of Navy Blvd. at 7:00 a.m. There is an entrance fee to Ft. Morgan ($8 adults; $5 seniors; $5 students).
Field trips are open to the public and free of charge, but contributions are always appreciated. All birding experience levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and/or a spotting scope, as well as sunscreen, insect protection, appropriate shoes, hat, water, and snacks on all trips. Please do not wear scented cologne, perfumes or aftershave on field trips. It distracts from the experience in nature, and some participants are highly sensitive to it.
Questions? Call Lucy Duncan, 850-932-4792.