Audubon Bird Sanctuary, Dauphin Island

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4.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
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  • 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...  read 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...  read more »
  • Probably the nicest nature place in Dauphin island. Some short trails and a beach access that go around a pound. We even saw a large alligator next to the pound. A great place for a end of day walk bu...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Came during winter - has a few short tracks for a peaceful walk through the trees, dunes and around the swamp. Saw a few birds here and there, should've brought binoculars. I imagine it's more active during the warmer months.
  • Wonderful, beautiful and extremely educational for kids and adults alike. A glorious surprise at the end to come upon the white powder beaches and Gulf of Mexico(and a huge Osprey nest)! An EXCELLENT trail.
  • Thought it was drive thru, but amazing !!
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