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FMW Audubon Field Trip to Fort Morgan, Alabama

April 22, 2020
  • Location: Greer's Cashsaver Grocery
  • 4051 Barrancas Avenue
  • Pensacola, FL 32507
  • (850) 932-4792 phone
  • Time: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Admission: $8 adults, $5 seniors/student

Details

The fort stands guard where the bay meets the Gulf on the east side of Mobile Bay. This migrant trap can yield spectacular birding during spring migration if conditions are right. Bob and Lucy Duncan will lead this trip looking for every bird out there! At the end of the field trip, we will picnic at Ft. Morgan and complete our checklist. Expect moderate walking throughout the trip. Meet at the Greer’s CashSaver Grocery at 4051 Barrancas Ave. just east of Navy Blvd. at 7:30 a.m. There is an entrance fee to Ft. Morgan ($8 adults; $5 seniors; $5 student). Note: Following the field trip, if migrating conditions are excellent, some of us may take the ferry (http://mobilebayferry.com/tickets/) to Dauphin Island for more birding, arriving back in Pensacola late.

Field trips are open to the public and free of charge, but contributions are appreciated. All experience levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and/or a spotting scope. Sunscreen, insect protection, appropriate shoes, hat, water, and snacks or lunch are recommended on all trips. Please refrain from wearing scented cologne, perfumes or aftershave on field trips. It distracts from the experience in nature, and some participants are highly sensitive to it. Carpooling is encouraged.

Questions? Call Lucy Duncan at 932-4792 or email her at town_point@bellsouth.net.

Occasionally conditions require events to be cancelled. Please check our Facebook page or website for updates.