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For additional information on local birding areas, visit: North Alabama Birdwatchers Society www.northalbirding.com North Alabama Birding Trail www.northalabamabirdingtrail.com Alabama Ornithological Society www.aosbirds.org Land Trust of North Alabama www.landtrustnal.org Huntsville City Parks www.hsvcity.com/recreation Huntsville Botanical Garden www.hsvbg.org Special thanks to Herb Lewis for his extensive assistance in the preparation of this brochure. Photography by local Huntsvillians Herb Lewis and Jerry Green. Huntsville /Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau 500 Church Street NW, Suite One Huntsville, Alabama 35801 800-843-0468 • 256-551-2230 huntsville.org Madison County contains exceptional birding sites providing diverse landscapes of lakes, creeks, rivers, open fields and woodlands. Within this environment resides a great diversity of bird life throughout all seasons. All sites are within a 30 minute drive from the Visitor Center in downtown Huntsville at 500 Church Street. For more information, call 256-533-5723 or visit huntsville.org. Huntsville /Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau Huntsville/Madison County Birding Trail Visitor Map Huntsville/Madison County Birding Sites Site Park Featured Birds Season Terrain Hours 1 Big Spring International Park Water Fowl, Gulls, Chimney Swift Sp, S, F, W 1, 4 Dawn-Dusk hsvcity.com/recreation 2 Burritt on the Mountain* Migrating Songbirds, Juncos, Sp, S, F 5 9:00am-5:00pm burrittonthemountain.com Summer Tanager 3 Monte Sano State Park Pileated Woodpecker, Sp, S, F 5, 7 7:00am-Dusk northalabamabirdingtrail.com (**NABT #29) Summer Tanager, Indigo Bunting, alapark.com/MonteSano Migrating Songbirds 4 Wildflower Trail on Monte Sano Nature Preserve Migrating Songbirds, Sp, S, F 3, 5, 7 Dawn-Dusk landtrustnal.org Louisiana Water Thrush 5 Huntsville Botanical Garden* Purple Martin Colony, Sp, S, F 1, 4, 5, 9:00am-5:00pm hsvbg.org Summer Tanager, Indigo Bunting, 6, 7, 8 Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Bluebird 6 Tennessee River Greenway at Ditto Landing Migrating Songbirds, Gulls, Sp, S, F, W 2, 5, 7 Dawn-Dusk hsvcity.com/recreation Herons, Shorebirds 7 Green Mountain Nature Trail Migrating Songbirds, Ducks, Sp, F, W 1, 5, 7 8:00am-5:00pm madisoncountyal.gov/services/naturetrail.shtml Canada Geese 8 Hays Nature Preserve Red-headed Woodpecker, Sp, S, F 1, 2, 4, 8:00am-5:00pm northalabamabirdingtrail.com (**NABT #30) Barred Owl, Prothonotary Warbler, 5, 6, 7 hsvcity.com/recreation Pileated Woodpecker, Red-Shoulder Hawk, Herons, Migrating Songbirds 9 Flint River Greenway Migrating Songbirds, Herons, Sp, S, F 2, 4 Dawn-Dusk hsvcity.com/recreation Red-headed Woodpecker 10 Madison County Public Lake Migrating Songbirds, Ducks, Sp, S, F 1, 6, 7 Dawn-Dusk northalabamabirdingtrail.com (**NABT #28) Herons, Bald Eagle, Eastern Kingbird 11 Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station Dickcissel, Bobolink, Sp, S, F 1, 4 8:00am-5:00pm northalabamabirdingtrail.com (**NABT #27) Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Lark Sparrow, Meadow Lark 12 Harvest Square Preserve Black-crowned Night Heron, Sp, S, F 1, 4, 5 Dawn-Dusk landtrustnal.org Hooded Warbler, Water Fowl 6, 7 13 Indian Creek Greenway Migrating Songbirds, Sp, S, F 3, 5, 7 Dawn-Dusk hsvcity.com/recreation Herons, Ducks *Discount coupons at Huntsville/Madison County Visitor Center **North Alabama Birding Trail Site # Bald Eagle Summer Tanager Terrain Code: 1. Lake/Pond 2. River 3. Creek 4. Fields 5. Walking Trails 6. Wetlands 7. Woodlands 8. Wildflower Meadows 0616.10M.CGG HuntsvilleCVB VisitHuntsvilleAL @Go2HuntsvilleAL 3-2-1 Engage with us on social media! 3-2-1 Engage with us on social media! /huntsvilleCVB @Go2HuntsvilleAL VisitHuntsvilleAL #iHeartHsv

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