Field Trip to Baldwin County **This Field Trip Canceled, See Notes Below

Shake those post-holiday blues with a Birdwatching Field Trip! Join us as we head to Baldwin County to look for overwintering hummingbirds. We’ll then head to Mobile Bay’s Eastern Shore to look for wintering ducks and shorebirds. Expect moderate walking and dress for the weather. We'll lunch at a local restaurant, then finish the trip by mid-afternoon. Bring binoculars!

To participate in this trip, you must fill out and mail/fax in the Blakely Island Permit at least 48 hours before the trip.  The form can be found at the link below.


As always, our field trips are free, but we appreciate donations to our education fund!

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  • Diane I.

    Thanks for letting us know. We were really looking forward to the trip but were concerned about the weather. It was best to cancel. We've signed up for next Saturday's trip to Marcus Wetlands. Hope the weather is better by then.

    January 10

    • Brenda C.

      It was a tough decision to cancel, but it was the best choice. Let's keep our fingers crossed for pretty weather next week!

      1 · January 11

  • Brenda C.

    Due to weather forecasts predicting thunderstorms and 80% chance of rain Saturday, I have decided to cancel the scheduled Francis M. Weston Audubon field trip to Baldwin County.
    The Weather Channel is predicting Thunderstorms and/or Severe Weather Saturday morning with damaging winds possible.
    The National Weather Service is predicting rain and/or thunderstorm before noon, then a slight chance of showers between noon and 3pm. Winds will be Southwest 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. For those of you who have looked forward to this trip, I am sorry, but birding in these conditions is not productive or safe. I hope that you will consider some of our other field trips and birdwalks.

    January 10

  • Brenda C.

    Important, please read:

    Re FMWAS Field Trip to points in Baldwin County, AL scheduled for Saturday, January 11:

    It looks as if the weather will interfere with or prohibit our planned field trip this Saturday. It is possible that we might get in some birding early even if we must abandon the full plans. If that is the case, we will go to the home in Lillian looking for hummingbirds.

    The private hummingbird gardens will have been ruined by the freeze, but the Rufous Hummers will likely be active on his feeders. (I will check with him on Friday.) In addition, his yard typically hosts a number of other birds in winter. We’ll be looking for American Goldfinches, Pine Siskins and with some luck, Purple Finches. But this depends on the weather to which we awaken Saturday morning.

    Please check here before leaving home Saturday.
    Keep your fingers crossed!

    Lucy Duncan
    Field Trip Chairman, Francis M. Weston Audubon Society

    January 9

  • Bonnie

    I just got called back to work, so I'll be out of town for a while and won't be able to join ya'll. Friend of mine is dog and housesitting for me.

    January 8

  • Bill & Susan T.

    If I/we try to join you for the Baldwin County field trip, is there somewhere here in Baldwin County where we could hook up?

    December 28

    • Brenda C.

      I'm sure that can be arranged, but let me get with the leaders of the trip and get back to you.

      December 29

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