2022 Alabama Coastal BirdFest

2022 Alabama Coastal BirdFest

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Five Rivers Delta Resource Center

30945 Five Rivers Boulevard

Spanish Fort, AL 36527

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Experience birding and nature on the beautiful Gulf Coast at the 18th Annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest.

About this event

Join us September 28 - October 1 for Alabama Coastal BirdFest - birding and nature festival!

Registration will close on Monday, September 19, at 11:59 pm CDT!

We’ve added new trips to our lineup with opportunities to see birds, alligators, wildflowers, and other wildlife—and learn about their habitats. We also offer seminars at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on basic and advanced birding, hummingbirds and avian conservation, building different bird boxes, how to use birding apps such as the Merlin Bird ID app, and a workshop on nature photography. Offsite workshop will include how to build a backyard habitat for wildlife.

BirdFest trips adventure along the 200-mile Alabama Coastal Birding Trail throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties, exploring bird and wildlife hotspots such as Dauphin Island, Fort Morgan, Weeks Bay, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Bayou La Batre, Forever Wild Grand Bay Savanna, and new this year, a trip to our neighbors at the Mississippi Sand Hill Crane National Wildlife Refuge.

Take a look at the entire schedule HERE and then plan your BirdFest adventure!

As you go through the registration process, please be cautious that you do not double book yourself. The date and time for each event is in the event title. Click here to view a timesheet spread that will help you to not overbook.

Trips are filled in the order in which registrations are received.  Registrants will pay registration and credit card fees associated with using Eventbrite, and state and local sales tax.  You will receive an email confirmation of your registration from Eventbrite.  Remember to check your "Spam" folder for this confirmation before calling for assistance.  

For bus trips, please be at 5 Rivers Delta Hall at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Buses will depart at the posted trip time. Be sure to check-in inside Delta Hall and enjoy coffee and refreshments before boarding the bus.

For trips that meet at a different location, such as paddles and boat trips, please arrive at the departure point at least 15-20 minutes before the posted trip time. Boats will depart at the posted trip time.

Paddling trips will include all necessary gear and safety equipment.

Map links, and necessary forms will be included in your confirmation email if your trip requires them as well as on our website.

If you need assistance, please call 251-990-5004.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION - We will follow all CDC guidelines during BirdFest.

In the unlikely event that a trip/workshop is cancelled, registered participants will be notified as soon as possible and refunds will be issued. All Eventbrite fees are nonrefundable. If a trip/ workshop is canceled due to circumstances that cause safety concerns, such as weather, a full refund will be given OR you may donate your trip fee towards South Alabama Land Trust conservation efforts. Please send all refund requests to: kkuhn@southalabamalandtrust.org

Should you need to cancel any or all of your trips/workshops, a refund will be issued subject to the following:

  • A full refund will be issued for cancellations on or before Monday, September 5 , minus Eventbrite fees.
  • A 50% refund, minus Eventbrite fees, will be issued for cancellations between Tuesday, September 6 and Monday, September 12
  • No refunds will be issued on or after Tuesday, September 13
  • No refunds will be issued for no-shows

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If I take a trip that starts someplace other than 5 Rivers, how do I know where to go?

A: Maps and directions will be in your email confirmation ticket from Eventbrite as well as on our website.

Q: Do you provide lunch on the trips?

A: Where indicated, we provide sack lunches with meat or cheese sandwiches, snacks, and water.  Otherwise, you should bring your own beverages and snacks.

Q: Do you provide safety equipment for paddle trips?

A: Yes, all necessary gear and safety equipment is provided for paddle trips.

Q: Is BirdFest only for experienced birders?

A: Open to all levels of birding! By attending, you are on your way to becoming a more experienced birder. Books such as the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America or A Birder’s Guide to Alabama (University of Alabama Press) will enhance your experience.

Q: May I bring a child on a trip?

A: Children 12 and older and they must be registered at the regular fee and accompanied by an adult. All ages are welcome to enjoy Saturday’s free Bird & Conservation Expo at 5 Rivers Delta Center from 9am-1pm, October 1.

(Photo credit: Top-Carol Furman. Middle-Andy Hollerman. Bottom-Eric Silkowski)

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