Audubon Bird Sanctuary, Dauphin Island
(4.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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  • Very nice somewhat tucked away spot. I like the wood path. Very well kept. I spent quite a while at the lake looking at the wildlife. Lots of turtles. Nice place to break away for a while. 
  • This sanctuary is beautiful and has a huge variety of birds between the gulf shoreline, the pond and upper woodlands. Wish I could have spent the whole trip here. One downside is that it abuts the cam...  more »
  • We took a late evening hike after our day on the beach. The trails start with well maintained boardwalks, then turn to primative. Tennis shoes would be better than flip flops and wear bug spray. Saw a...  more »
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  • The Audubon Bird Sanctuary is the perfect place to take a nice, relaxing stroll on the island. They have well-maintained walking paths that lead through the woods, around a beautiful lake, and even out to a nice "private" beach area away from the usual crowds at the public beach areas. Also a great spot for bird-watching as it's home to many species and is the first landfall spot for neo-tropical birds migrating across the Gulf. Hiking trails are also dog-friendly for leashed pets. There are no restroom facilities on the property, and parking is extremely limited, which is the only reason I subtracted a star. I highly recommend bringing bug spray, too. Some of the marshy areas create quite the environment for flying/biting insects.
  • I love the Audobon Bird Sanctuary! Bring your camera, bug spray, binoculars and a picnic lunch because you'll want to spend the entire day exploring the park! Beautiful birds & wildlife/plantlife, alligators in the lake and natural dunes on the ocean. Just a wonderful place to see the natural, unspoiled beauty of the Gulf Coast. There is a nice deck path most of the way that turns to dirt then back to decking as you reach the dunes; an easy walk.There are plenty of nice places to sit on a bench and relax and a nice deck that overlooks the lake. If you're lucky enough you'll get to see lots of turtles, bird life and even an alligator here! They have done an excellent job of putting you right in the middle of real, gulf coast, wildlife. You are really, "in the woods" here! Seldom do you find unspoiled beauty like this right on the gulf; I have read that this site is considered to be the second best location in the U.S. to watch the annual bird migrations.
  • Very pretty place with lots of nature to observe. I would not recommend bringing kids or strollers on some of the trails.
  • Thus is a great place to bring the kids. They get to explore the woods, lake and really enjoy the beach.
  • Beautiful place to observe nature! Relax on the dock and see Red Ear Slider turtles, all types of migratory birds, and even the many aquatic plants.