Just in time for fall birding, the West Alabama Birding Trail has officially launched, adding 31 designated birding sites to the state's trail network. According to TuscaloosaNews.com, the new trail is the eighth of the Alabama Birding Trails network, and it is hoped that it will help bring avitourism dollars to rural parts of the state.
The sites on the West Alabama Birding Trail include a wide variety habitats, from wetlands to woodlands to agricultural areas, each of which promises to host unique and diverse birds. For more information on all of Alabama's birding trails - and to plan a trip to see the Alabama state bird, the northern flicker - visit AlabamaBirdingTrails.com.
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