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Bird Watching

Bring your binoculars, camera, or just your eyes and see what nature has to offer.

Helping birdwatchers and nature-enthusiasts explore 200 acres wildlife in the Black Belt so they can connect with nature and make family-friendly memories that last a lifetime.


Connecting with Birds and Nature Tours

  • Explore 200 acres of wildlife and nature along a beautifully tranquil creek.

  • Ride a tractor trailer or enjoy a walking guided tour across a 6-mile-long nature trail.

  • Observe natural wildlife such as whitetail deer, rabbits, wild turkeys, bobcats, owls, and more.

  • Experience the thrill of birdwatching and re-connecting with nature.

  • See the award-winning Black Angus farm.

  • Make family-friendly memories that last a lifetime.


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About Us

My name is Christopher Joe. I’m a native of Greensboro, Alabama. My parents are Cornelius and Leola Joe. My father is a retired agribusiness educator with 30+ years of teaching experience. I’m a 2007graduate of Alabama A & M University with a BS in Agribusiness Management. I’m a District Conservationist located in Macon County Alabama with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency under the USDA. I’m married to Christy Joe and have a 2 year old daughter named Summer Grace and we reside in Montgomery, AL. I have 2 older brothers and a younger sister.
Connecting with Birds and Nature Tours, LLC. was started on October 31, 2018 as a way to diversify the family’s multigenerational Black Angus cattle farm. The property has been in the family since the early 1900s. It is located on 200 acres in Newbern, Alabama. The property consists of pasture, bottomland hardwood, and a creek.
I reached out to Alabama Audubon to assess the potential of birding tours on August 26, 2018. I hosted my first birding tour at the property for some of the members and some University of Alabama graduate students on February 16, 2019. On July 20, 2019, the first ever Black Belt Birding Tour was hosted on the farm and was the largest group ever with more than 130+ people attending.
Although the focus is on birders, we offer other activities such as nature walks and biking, and even camping. We are accessible to all visitors as we have an 18-foot trailer with a spring-loaded ramp for wheelchairs and people with mobility issues.