How ecotourism can help west Alabama take flight


November 22, 2020

NEWBERN, Ala. (AP) — You can hear the excitement in Christopher Joe's voice as he begins to tell you about the birds.

There are egrets, wood storks and great blue herons around the pond on the eastern side of his family farm. In the property's hardwood forests, small, yellow birds called prothonotary warblers will flit from branch to branch. The real show comes in the summer months when Joe's father cuts hay and the tractor spews crickets into the air, attracting a flock of swallow-tailed kites that descend for a feast. These, with their large forked tails and gleaming white bellies, are...

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