Birding & Eagle Awareness
Join us for the 33rd year of Lake Guntersville State Park's Eagle Awareness Program select weekends in January and February, 2018 with weekend packages and programs designed to highlight these majestic birds of prey. All Eagle awareness weekends feature live bird demonstrations, interactive programs provided by notable speakers from all across the country, guided field trips for viewing eagles in their natural habitat, and family fun activities and crafts for all ages including live animal shows on Sundays and special appearances from Gunter, the Lake Guntersville State Park mascot.
There will be five Eagle Awareness weekends in 2018:
January 19-21, 2018; January 26-28, 2018; February 2-4, 2018; February 9-11, 2018 & February 16-18, 2018
Be sure not to miss the Family movie offered on Saturday nights at 7:30pm. Wear your PJ's, relax and enjoy fresh popped popcorn while watching the flick.
Spend a weekend at the beautifully renovated state park lodge, the perfect escape from the winter blues. Prepare to be amazed as eagles and other birds take flight in the grand ballroom at the lodge, some flying directly over audiences as you learn about these powerful creatures. While staying at the lake, enjoy hiking, sightseeing and shopping in the local communities, visits to local museums and delicious food from local bistros and cafes to fine dining restaurants focusing on farm to table.
Bird's Eye View
Guntersville offers four stops along the North Alabama Birding Trail and has one of the most diverse wildlife habitat areas in the state. Around 275 species of birds have been recorded in Marshall County. Although birding is excellent throughout the year, the best time to visit is during migration and into winter when waterfowl, gulls, and northern species can be spotted along the lake.