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Category: Birding

Purple Martins and Tree Swallows Return to Huntsville Botanical Garden

After wintering in South America, families of Purple Martins and Tree Swallows are returning to nesting sites in the Garden. The Martin Colony of 16 nesting gourds behind the Children’s Garden is hosting about nine pairs of martins.  Tree Swallows … Continue reading

The Great Backyard Bird Count – Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) sponsored by the Garden recorded 43 species of birds and a total of 755 birds during four days  of February 17 – 20. The GBBC is an annual world-wide event sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and … Continue reading

Housing Expansion on the Lewis Birding Trail

A new owl house was recently added to the Birding Trail birdhouse installations. Steve and Julie Kilpatrick donated and assisted in installing a Barn Owl house in the woods near the Summer House. This is another contribution to the Garden’s … Continue reading

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