History of the Trail

Several years ago, Mr. Tommy Pratt, Charles Kennedy, and several members of the Alabama Wildbird Conservation Association (AWCA) had an idea of making Alabama Highway 14 an “Alabama Bluebird Trail” (ABT) from the Georgia state line to the Mississippi state line. The AWCA is a conservation group that works with children through the schools and other conservation projects such as their Barn Owl House project. They had already completed an extensive project at Camp ASCCA (Alabama Special Camp for Children and Adults) on Lake Martin designing a bird trail for people with disabilities and furnished some 50 bird houses for the trail.

The Prattville Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee became interested in working on a bird trail to possibly draw tourists to the area. Out of this, the idea of truly creating the Bluebird Trail emerged. With a small but dedicated committee, funds were raised, houses were built, and finally the State Department of Transportation gave its blessing to the placing of houses along the highway.

In 2006, we were successful in receiving a grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation for this website along with the development of educational flyers and materials and up to 3 highway signs.

The ABT is fully funded by donations and will continue to operate through the sale of official ABT bluebird houses, hats, T-shirts and other items as they are made available.


    © 2007-2015 Autauga Bluebird Trail