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Address: Gulf Shores, AL
Phone Number: 877-226-9089
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Activities: Birdwatching

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Beautiful place for birding

I visited this birding spot with my husband a few weeks ago. We tried to catch the ferry early to beat the heat. Even at 10:00 a.m. we were sweating the whole walk. Anyway, we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Ruth Y
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I visited this birding spot with my husband a few weeks ago. We tried to catch the ferry early to beat the heat. Even at 10:00 a.m. we were sweating the whole walk. Anyway, we came prepared with sunscreen, water, and bug spray. The bug spray really wasn't needed. We saw two Osprey, a purple martin, and some sort of... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stop at the visitor's center for a map and then drive to the trail head parking areas. Varied habitat, well maintained trails, with occasional amenities. We especially enjoyed the elevated platform structure at the edge of the woods.

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Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

While spending a month in Orange Beach stopped at various Coastal Birding Trail spots. The signs for Coastal Birding along with stop numbers made it fun and interesting. The stops covered a variety of habitats. Since we were there in February we only noted about10 or 12 different birds.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The coastal birding trail always makes me slow down a bit and be patient. I've followed a few of the trails from the guide and it's a great way to show your in town guests around as well...

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The birding trail is directly in the path of migrating birds in the spring and fall. With the mild winters, opportunities abound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

So easy to follow the trails of different lengths, so no matter your time/physical limits, you can see things you've never seen in any other area. Loved the signage

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I love birds and it was fabulous to be able to either walk or bike along the trail and stop to take pictures of birds en route.

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chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We love taking long walks while on vacation. We go to Jeff Friends trail and the BonSecour nature trails in Gulf Shores. Its a nice pleasant walk

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Mounds, Oklahoma
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is a amazing place to visit. The trails go through the marsh to be able to see the different bird nesting areas an goes out to the beach.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Extremely unusual because of location on migration path. Many varied species abound in this souther area

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Address: Gulf Shores, AL
Phone Number: 877-226-9089
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores

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