Birds of Alabama

With habitat that ranges from mountains to beaches, Alabama offers a wealth of birding opportunities.  Over 400 species of birds can be found within the State of Alabama.  Alabama has two birding trails; the Coastal Birding Trail and the North Alabama Birding Trail.  Alabama also has plenty of parks and wildlife refuges that provide bird habitat.

The Alabama Ornithological Society website offers a printable checklist of Alabama birds.

If you want to attract more birds to your yard, naturally, try some of the tips in this article by an Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent.  Attract birds through landscape design.


State Bird


Flicker aka Yellowhammer

The state bird of Alabama is the Yellowhammer

What's a Yellowhammer? It's another name for a Northern Flicker





Regional Bird Guides

Birds of Alabama book

Birds of Alabama Field Guide





Alabama Bird Watching book cover

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Online Resources for Alabama Bird Watchers


Alabama Ornithological Society
  Lots of good information for Alabama birders. 
Check out their site index for a list of what you can find on their website.

Alabama Bird Checklist
From the Alabama Ornithological Society, available in PDF format.

Alabama Birding Trails Map
The Tennessee Valley Tallon Trail, Highland Flyers Trail,
Riverbend Gliders Trail, Winged Plains Trail, and Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.

Alabama Coastal Birding Trail
Online guide to the Gulf Coast birding trail.

Alabama Coastal BirdFest
An annual event held near Mobile Alabama.

Alabama Visitor Information.
Plan a trip to Alabama.