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Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary

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Address: 109 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4603
Phone Number: +1 251-861-3607

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Hiking and Birding

We loved visiting the Dauphiin Island Audubon Bird Sancuruary. We saw a lot of birds, but the highlight was this beautiful peregrine falcon.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lori C
Mansfield, Texas
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Mansfield, Texas
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved visiting the Dauphiin Island Audubon Bird Sancuruary. We saw a lot of birds, but the highlight was this beautiful peregrine falcon.

Thank Lori C
Carbondale, Illinois
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Ashly A
Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

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 campground and families with children run along the trails, so it's hard to find a quiet spot. Every time the birds started to become... More 

Thank anselpub
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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 few birds but I'm sure we would've seen more if it were spring or fall. We did see an alligator in the lake.... More 

Thank Melanie N
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

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 but not not forget your insect repellent!!

Thank Cribou64
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

My husband and I did not see many birds while visiting Audubon, but we didn't mind. We enjoyed the lake and beach areas and did see a turtle. This is a nice place to get back to nature and get some exercise!

Thank adtn2016
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Despite the heat and humidity, I really enjoyed hiking around this sanctuary where migratory and native birds can find a place to rest before continuing on their journey or settle down and raise some babies. I saw egrets, green herons, pelicans, gulls, terns, and turtles. Enjoyed seeing the ocean and the large variety of plants. Enjoy your visit, but, remember,... More 

Thank ggddizzy
Montevallo, Alabama
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16 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Mostly a nature trail. Didn't see hardly any birds. Saw a soft shell and hard shell turtle in the lake. Not that interesting at all.

Thank Marsha M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

And a beautiful place to walk, and just look, and enjoy. I love doing those sort of things. The kids had a good time walking around. And, as sticky and humid as it was, it was very shady.

Thank Erik M
Oak Lawn, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We took a walk through the sanctuary and loved the views. We heard lots of birds but only saw a few. We did however see a bunch of turtles. We walked the boardwalk all the way to the beach and enjoyed a quick visit on the beach. It was peaceful and well maintained.

Thank Michelle n

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