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Contact: Carmen Yelle, Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, 334-872-8058

March 1, 2022


Bird Walk for Beginners at Old Cahawba

(Orrville, AL) Beginners Bird Walk at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Saturday, March 12, 8 am – 10 am.

 Spring is the perfect time to bird watch and there is no better place to get a “bird’s eye view” than at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. Come and learn the basics of bird identification from an experienced birder on this easy two-hour walk.

 Knowledgeable birders, Frank and Shirley Farrell of Tyler, Alabama, will guide participants through the park identifying the birds that abound this time of year. From large birds like Bald Eagles to small birds like Chipping Sparrows, a wide variety of species call the park home. So, mark your calendars and plan on joining us for a morning of bird watching at Alabama’s first state capital. Make sure to wear your walking shoes and don’t forget to bring your binoculars and field guides if you have them.

“We’ve got a multitude of natural resources here that really makes Old Cahawba interesting”, says assistant site director Jonathon Matthews. “Bird watching is a great way to appreciate those resources and we hope tours like this inspire people to visit Old Cahawba.” 

Participants will meet at the Old Cahawba Visitor Center, rain or shine. Tickets are $8. To accommodate social distancing, the tour is allotted for a maximum of 20 participants. Interested parties are encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets. Tickets may be purchased by calling 334-872-8058. Old Cahawba accepts all major credit cards.

Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. From downtown Selma, take Highway 22 (Dallas Avenue) west 8.6 miles. Cross over the Cahaba River and turn left onto County Road 9 and follow this 3.3 miles until it dead ends. Turn left onto County Road 2 and follow this 1.5 miles until you see the Visitor Center on the right. Visitor Center Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL 36767.

Old Cahawba is a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission. To learn more about Old Cahawba, or the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit

About Old Cahawba

Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. Today, the Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this significant archaeological site.

 About the Alabama Historical Commission

Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit  





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