MBAS recently purchased new Purple Martin houses in 2019 to place along the bay in Fairhope. This is part of a long-term project MBAS has been supporting since 2001 providing the bird houses. These houses support our breeding population of Purple Martins and provides them additional suitable nesting habitat. Purple Martins are a migratory bird species and they consume thousands of flying insects per year. Thus, they are a natural pest control.
Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary is the largest segment of protected forest on the Island. It has also been documented that an astounding 420 of 445 species of birds have been observed on the island. It is also a vital stop in migratory birds' annual voyages. The Bird Sanctuary has allowed Dauphin Island to be recognized by the National Audubon Society as being “Globally Important” for bird migrations. To find out more, visit their web site below.
Join Alabama’s first Young Birders Club! Emma Rhodes, current Vice President of the Mobile Bay Audubon Society, started the club in the fall of 2019. Rhodes decided to form the club because she recognized the need for more birding opportunities for young birders in Alabama. The purpose and mission of the club is to engage our next generation of birders and conservationists and to offer them opportunities to expand their knowledge of the natural world and the wonderful bird species that Alabama supports.
Cancelled for April 2020.