The Alabama Gulf Coast is a critical stopover point for migratory birds returning from Central and South America. The Fort Morgan Bird Banding Station, located in Fort Morgan State Historical Park, is operational for two weeks each spring & fall. Here, with the help of trained & dedicated volunteers, we capture and band thousands of Neo-tropical migrant birds annually representing dozens of species. During some sessions we also capture large numbers of migrating Ruby-throated hummingbirds. Fort Morgan State Historical Park is the first landfall and the last departure point for thousands of migrating birds. Fort Morgan offers an excellent opportunity to monitor population levels and the overall condition of migrant birds, as well as gaining important insights into the effects of weather on bird migration. Banding sessions at the Fort Morgan Bird Banding Station are open to supporters and to the general public.
The bird banding station opens before dawn each day and;operations usually cease between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., depending on the flow of birds. Bring a lawn chair, binoculars and inquisitive mind but leave the pets at
Apr 6, 2013 to Apr 18, 2013
Admission to Fort is charged. Banding is FREE.