Birds of Alabama

Features digital photography of the wild bird species of Alabama

A Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Photo by Glynn Wilson A male rose-breasted grosbeak (pheucticus ludovicianus) migrating through middle-Alabama. We had them around for a couple of weeks, along with a beautiful blue grosbeak couple.

Red-Shouldered Hawk Shot and Killed

Glynn Wilson After tracking these red-shouldered hawks for weeks, we’ve located their nest in a backyard near Jefferson State Community College. There are two babies in the nest and we should have a photo soon. Unfortunately, we found out late yesterday that the largest one in the family, perhaps the male, was shot and killed…

Cedar Waxwings Seek Water on Hot Spring Day

Kenny Walters A covey of cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) passed through Alabama on their spring migration north and discovered an unexpected waterfall on a hot spring day in a Birmingham backyard. To get this shot, and a lot more, Locust Fork News and Blog editor and publisher Glynn Wilson teamed up with wildlife photographer Kenny…

Fultondale Alabama Wins Backyard Birdcount Top Locality

Birders from Fultondale, Alabama, submitted more checklists in the Great Backyard Birdcount of 2006 than any other community in the United States or Canada, according to the official results from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Photo by Glynn Wilson A rare yellow-bellied sapsucker showed up for several days not far…

The Great Backyard Bird Count Early Report

Photo by Glynn Wilson A cold male cardinal sitting in a redbud tree The Great Backyard Bird Count of 2006 is over. In Birmingham, Alabama, the cold, wet weather no doubt made the event less fun for the people counting and the birds. But early results show a lot of people counted a lot of…

Cold, Wet Winter Weather Hampers Back Yard Bird Count

by Glynn Wilson One of four American gold finches spotted during the Great Backyard Bird Count of 2006 Some of the coldest, wet winter weather in the Southeast this year may hamper the Great Backyard Bird Count of 2006. I will have a report from here by Monday night or Tuesday. So far, the most…

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Spotted in Alabama?

No one will believe this, but I have an eye witness other than myself. My mother and I stood in the back door of this suburban house in Center Point this morning and watched a male pileated woodpecker I thought might be an ivory-billed woodpecker feed on a redbud tree in the back yard for…