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Alabama Coastal Birding Trail

Alabama Coastal Birding Trail

The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail (ACBT) is among the most popular birding trail destinations in the United States! The trail consists of 50 stops organized into six loops and spans across Mobile and Baldwin counties. Stops highlight a variety of coastal habitats that are noted for a high diversity of bird species. Signs featuring a Reddish Egret mark the location of every stop.

In 2008, the ADCNR, State Lands Division (SLD) accepted oversight and management of the ACBT. After a decade of existence, damage from recent hurricanes, urban development, and land ownership change has taken a toll on the viability of some of the original stops making it necessary to overhaul the existing trail. To address these issues, SLD personnel identified new replacement sites with an emphasis on public lands featuring Forever Wild properties, municipal parks, nature preserves and restored mitigation sites. Once identified, each new site was placed in the appropriate loop as a stop to fit sequentially in the existing ACBT. Some existing stops were renumbered to better fit in their respective loops. As a result, 50 stops, including 17 new stops with full descriptions, make up the revised ACBT. The SLD is currently developing a new ACBT website and brochure, which will be available soon.

For a direct link to the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail Web site, click here: www.alabamacoastalbirdingtrail.com

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