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Spring 2024 Meeting

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ALABAMA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY SPRING MEETING SCHEDULE Dauphin Island April 19-21, 2024 Casual dress is appropriate throughout the meeting. Meet the Keynote Speaker: Nathan Pieplow First of all, let me express how excited and grateful I am to be invited to speak to the Alabama Ornithological Society at the spring 2024 meeting. I have heard stories […]

Meet the Speaker: Bird Sounds, Alabama, and Me

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Nathan Pieplow First of all, let me express how excited and grateful I am to be invited to speak to the Alabama Ornithological Society at the spring 2024 meeting. I have heard stories of legendary Dauphin Island, but I have never visited – and I am particularly thrilled to experience it at the height of […]

AOS Winter 2024 meeting: January 26-28, 2024

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ALABAMA ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY WINTER MEETING SCHEDULE JOE WHEELER STATE PARK JANUARY 26-28, 2024   Unless otherwise noted, all activities begin or occur at the Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge Casual dress is appropriate throughout the meeting.  To register online for the Winter Meeting, scroll to the bottom of this page and complete the registration form. […]

Winter 2024 Speaker: Amar Ayyash

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Meet the Speaker Amar Ayyash Amar Ayyash is the man behind the IOS Annual Gull Frolic, which he organized this year and persuaded Birding editor and author Ted Floyd to speak. As you likely know, Amar is “crazy” about gulls, and indeed very knowledgeable about this difficult-to-identify group of birds. In honor of the upcoming […]

Winter 2024 Field Trips

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FIELD TRIPS FRIDAY, January 26, 2023 Birding on your own if you arrive early. See https://alabamabirdingtrails.com. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Wilson Lake Boat Trip – Our Keynote Speaker and gull expert Amar Ayyash will boat to the dam to teach gull identification. (Requires advance signup and extra payment, $60 per person. Contact Damien Simbeck for […]

THE YELLOWHAMMER IS GOING ALL DIGITAL

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The Society is spending over $3400 annually to print and mail The Yellowhammer.  Next year it will cost even more. There are only approximately 115 members who still receive a print copy.  That’s over $29 per account, while individual dues are only $25. That also does not count the expense of Alabama BirdLife, which will […]

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