Alabama Coastal Birdfest

**Please note that trips #208 and #407 are leaving from a new location. Click here for a map and address**

The 14th Annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest:
A Birding & Nature Festival

October 4–7, 2017

Click here to view the full 2017 Brochure


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Join us Oct. 4–7 for 14th annual Alabama Coastal BirdFest, a birding and nature festival! We’ve added a couple of new trips to our lineup, with opportunities to see birds, alligators, wildflowers, dolphins, and other wildlife—and learn about their habitats. We also offer workshops at 5 Rivers Delta Center on hummingbirds, nature photography, and basics of birding .

Now accepting vendor applications for the 2017 Bird & Conservation Expo. Download application here.


Click here to register.

BirdFest showcases great bird- and nature-watching spots all around Baldwin and Mobile counties, including Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island, Weeks Bay, Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Bayou La Batre, Forever Wild Grand Bay Savanna, Gulf Shores, Bon Secour River, Fly Creek, Environmental Studies Center (a wildlife rehabilitation facility), Alligator Alley (a “gator rescue” facility), and more. BirdFest is a great adventure no matter your level of birding experience. Trips are filled in the order registrations are received. Registration closes at 4pm (CST) on September 22. If you need assistance, call 251-625-0814.

The Bird & Conservation Expo is our free, family friendly event that takes place at the Halstead Amphitheater on the grounds of Alabama Coastal Community College (formerly Faulkner) in downtown Fairhope, with exhibits, a raptor show, snake show, kids’ activities, and more.

This year’s poster photographer is the fabulous Joe Thomassen, aka “Brody J,” who has over 1,500 followers and more than 13,000 photos on the photo sharing site Flickr. Check out his work at

You can follow the developments at the Alabama BirdFest Facebook page








Alabama Coastal Heritage Trust

Birmingham Audubon

Coastal Alabama Community College

Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries

Dauphin Island Sea Lab


5 Rivers Delta Resource Center


Huntingdon College

Mobile Bay Audubon Society

Mobile Bay National Estuarine Program

Town of Dauphin Island

Weeks Bay Foundation

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve