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Alabama Coastal Birding Trail

Gulf Shores, AL
877-226-9089
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Ranked #13 of 18 Attractions in Gulf Shores
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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Fairhope, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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USA
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311 reviews 311 reviews
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Took advantage of traveling to some of the spots here. Maps were well marked. Not a good season to see birds but was good to get out

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

It was a nice walk, but saw very few birds. I think we saw about 3 the whole trail. Maybe it is a seasonal thing. If you really want to see a big variety of birds, look on the coastal edge and in the water of Dauphin Island. They really put on a fabulous show there.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We sampled several sections of the trail & all were well marked with clear signs & distance markings. Parking is ample & we came across an occasional outhouse (solar powered fans - not that primitive). We didn't really expect to see many birds this time of year, we did enjoy seeing new (to us) types of wild flowers. One tip... More

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