Bird Expo Continues to Grow
September 2, 2004

Bird Expo, the free, daylong event on Saturday, Oct. 16, on the grounds of Faulkner State Community College in Fairhope, continues to sign on new exhibitors and vendors and add new activities.

New to the schedule are two guided mini birding tours for young people and an opportunity to learn about the natural history of owls by dissecting owl pellets. Bird Expo includes award-winning nature films, seminars, workshops, and demonstrations, all with no admission charge.

Current vendors and exhibitors for Bird Expo include: Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Lands; Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries; Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (students will be selling handmade duck boxes and birdhouses); Alabama Wildlife Federation; Dauphin Island Sea Lab; Faulkner State Community College; Erin Fitzhugh (fine art of birds and nature); McCoy Outdoors; Mobile Bay Audubon Society; Mobile Bay National Estuary Program; Mississippi/Alabama Sea Grant; The Nature Conservancy; Jennifer Soehren (wildlife arts and crafts); U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service; Weeks Bay Reserve Foundation; and Weeks Bay Water Watch. More vendors being added every day!

Bird Expo is free and open to the public. Programs start at 8 am and continue until 4 pm. For more information on the free Bird Expo events, click here or call 251-990-0423.