Sep 17 Saturday
15th Annual GO Run, presented by the Catranis Family Charitable Foundation, is set for Saturday, Sept. 17. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., and the 1-mile fun run starts at 9 a.m. This year, the race will start and finish near the front of Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama. Proceeds benefit gynecologic cancer research at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute. Register at https://runsignup.com/gorun22
Sep 28 Wednesday
Birders and nature lovers from across the United States and Canada flock to south Alabama every year to experience one of the prime birdwatching opportunities on the Gulf Coast during fall migration. More than 370 bird species have been spotted at various locations along the Alabama coast, and BirdFest guides expertly lead attendees on boat and walking trips to some of the best birding spots in the area, including locations along the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.
Alabama Coastal BirdFest takes attendees into the Mobile Delta, to the Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuary, historic Fort Morgan, and the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, among other locations. The four-day event also includes workshops on subjects such as hummingbirds, the basics of birding, monarch butterflies, and, new this year, workshops on how to use common birding apps, such as eBird and Merlin Bird ID, and understanding bird box design for specific species. A free family-friendly Bird and Conservation Expo will be held at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center on the Saturday of BirdFest. The Expo highlights other local non-profits and environmental agencies, hands-on activities, and short boat cruises lead by a junior birder!
Since 2004, BirdFest has raised more than $100,000 to help preserve and protect vital coastal bird and wildlife habitat and increase the awareness of the great biological diversity of the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Registration opens online August 1, 2022, at southalabamalandtrust.org
Attendees or potential sponsors may contact Sheri Swartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251.990-5004.
Sep 29 Thursday
Sep 30 Friday
Oct 01 Saturday