North Alabama Birdwatchers Society


Alabama A&M University Research Farm

(North Alabama Birding Trail #27)

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at
the Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station

The Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station (WTARS) is a 900-acre farm with lots of open grassland and pasture areas, plus small patches of forest. It is one of the best places in the state to observe open country birds and always makes for a great trip. There are breeding Scissor-tailed Flycatchers here, lots of Grasshopper Sparrows, and Dickcissels, usually Bobolinks and Lark Sparrows, possibly Loggerhead Shrikes, etc.

Trip Lists from Past NABS Trips to WTARS

30 April 2005
6 May 2006
5 May 2007
3 May 2008
Cumulative list through 2008