Fort Morgan has been designated one of the "One Hundred Globally Important Bird Areas" by the American Bird Conservancy and is also on the annual migration route for Monarch Butterflies.
Because the peninsula is a stopover point for migrating birds, the Hummer/Bird Study group operates a banding station for two weeks in the spring and fall at Fort Morgan. The cost associated with watching and/or participating is admission to the Fort.
Volunteers capture and band thousands of migrating birds, including the dazzling Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.
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For for more information contact:
Bob and Martha Sargent
P.O. Box 250
Clay, AL 35048
Fax: (205) 681-1339
Photos of the Fall 2010 Bird Banding at Fort Morgan
Photos of the Spring 2010 Bird Banding
Photos of the 2009 Fall Bird Banding by Janice Neitzel
Northern Flicker, the Alabama State Bird