Enjoy a beautiful evening of bird watching from one of our pristine lodges. Sit back, relax, and find solace in some of nature's most elegant creatures.
Since 1991, Shenandoah Plantation has been helping nature lovers find enjoyment and relaxation in the art of bird watching.
With beautiful landscapes and quaint lodges available to sleep up to 12 guests, enjoy a weekend of being completely in-tune with nature.
Bald eagles are spectacular birds of prey that are almost extinct in the wild. Shenandoah is the home to a pair of American Bald Eagles and boasts a welpin nest where a pair of eagles were successfully hatched in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. They can be seen almost daily feeding in the main lake or on their nest located just off the main Lake. These beautiful birds provide a special treat for our guests.
When it rains, most birds
head for shelter; the eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud.
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Bald Eagles were wiped out of Alabama. Prior to a reintroduction effort begun in 1984 by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, there had not been a successful bald eagle nest in Alabama since 1949, according to state officials.
Between 1984 and 1991, state biologists released 91 juvenile eagles in Alabama. The biologists documented the first successful nest in 1991. Since that time, more than 500 bald eagles have been hatched in the wild in the state.
Alabama also provides a winter home to eagles from points north. Eagles living in places where lakes and rivers freeze migrate south each winter.
Some of the birds you will see at Shenandoah and your own backyard if you live in the Southeast are shown in the link above as common backyard birds.
The Birds in the AL Blackbelt Birding Trail sitings link above are the most recent sitings in 2015 for those birds native to the AL Blackbelt Region.
DUCK STAMPS ARE FOR BIRD WATCHERS, TOO. Hunters fund conservation by buying Duck Stamps.
LEAF LITTER: LET IT LIE
One of the great joys of fall is jumping into a huge pile of leaves-and one of the great aches and pains is bagging those leaves and throwing them out. But that doesn't have to be- it's often a better idea to let leaves stay on the ground. They'll fertilize your yard, offer snug spots for caterpillars to spend the winter, and help fill your yard with life next spring . Our YardMap project has tons of great ideas on how to make yards friendly to birds and other wildlife.- see more tips on links provided below by Cornell Lab of Ornithology.