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For additional information on local birding areas, visit: North Alabama Birdwatchers Society North Alabama Birding Trail Alabama Ornithological Society Land Trust of North Alabama Huntsville City Parks Huntsville Botanical Garden 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 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 /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 2 Burritt on the Mountain* Migrating Songbirds, Juncos, Sp, S, F 5 9:00am-5:00pm Summer Tanager 3 Monte Sano State Park Pileated Woodpecker, Sp, S, F 5, 7 7:00am-Dusk (**NABT #29) Summer Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Migrating Songbirds 4 Wildflower Trail on Monte Sano Nature Preserve Migrating Songbirds, Sp, S, F 3, 5, 7 Dawn-Dusk Louisiana Water Thrush 5 Huntsville Botanical Garden* Purple Martin Colony, Sp, S, F 1, 4, 5, 9:00am-5:00pm 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 Herons, Shorebirds 7 Green Mountain Nature Trail Migrating Songbirds, Ducks, Sp, F, W 1, 5, 7 8:00am-5:00pm Canada Geese 8 Hays Nature Preserve Red-headed Woodpecker, Sp, S, F 1, 2, 4, 8:00am-5:00pm (**NABT #30) Barred Owl, Prothonotary Warbler, 5, 6, 7 Pileated Woodpecker, Red-Shoulder Hawk, Herons, Migrating Songbirds 9 Flint River Greenway Migrating Songbirds, Herons, Sp, S, F 2, 4 Dawn-Dusk Red-headed Woodpecker 10 Madison County Public Lake Migrating Songbirds, Ducks, Sp, S, F 1, 6, 7 Dawn-Dusk (**NABT #28) Herons, Bald Eagle, Eastern Kingbird 11 Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station Dickcissel, Bobolink, Sp, S, F 1, 4 8:00am-5:00pm (**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 Hooded Warbler, Water Fowl 6, 7 13 Indian Creek Greenway Migrating Songbirds, Sp, S, F 3, 5, 7 Dawn-Dusk 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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