With much sadness, the Weeks Bay Foundation, sponsor of the Alabama Coastal BirdFest, has made the decision to cancel the 2020 BirdFest due to COVID-19. As BirdFest attracts people from all over the country and abroad, organizers felt it was not in the best interest of participants to proceed with the 2020 events.
On the brighter side, Doug Phillips, creator and host of the Alabama Public Television series Discovering Alabama, will create a video this year titled “Alabama BirdFest/Birding Trail” to highlight the importance of BirdFest, the ecological significance of Alabama’s coastal area, the diversity of birds, and the wonders of birding in Alabama. The program will showcase birding experiences offered via the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, as well as interviews with birding experts and enthusiasts, and representatives from the Weeks Bay Foundation who are involved in promoting birding and wildlife habitat conservation.
When completed, the video will be available on the Discovering Alabama and Weeks Bay Foundation websites. We will also distribute a link to the video via email.
Mark your calendar for the 2021 Alabama Coastal BirdFest: Oct. 6-9, 2021!