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Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary

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Alligator look out

The whole bird sanctuary is just beautiful and a delightful walk. Take bug spray if it’s warm. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Huntsville, Alabama
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Nature, including Mosquitoes

I enjoyed my adventure out on the boardwalks and grass trails. I was surprised that there wasn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dj M
Anchorage, Alaska
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109 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4603
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All reviews beautiful walk great horned owl beach access trail system beautiful nature fresh water lake an easy stroll small lake shore birds heat and humidity large turtles several choices nice walking trails bird watching bug spray turn around take your time
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The whole bird sanctuary is just beautiful and a delightful walk. Take bug spray if it’s warm. We love to go try to see the alligator in the fresh water lake and have yet to find the large one but did see the smaller on...More

Thank cindyannsmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my adventure out on the boardwalks and grass trails. I was surprised that there wasn't an indoor visitor's center, but a pavilion with informational boards. Regardless I ventured out after being dropped off. Once on my way there was no turning back and...More

1  Thank dj M
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Not sure we were there at best migratory time, as saw no bird life. The trail was nicely maintained. We did see large turtles with interesting markings. Not sure if we saw alligators or logs, since there was no movement. Nice safety markings throughout! There...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed August 31, 2018

We did the short walk to the first pond. That part is on a boardwalk so it's very easy. We stood out on the dock overlooking the pond and saw an alligator! I would have loved to walk more, but it was the afternoon and...More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Visited late in the day after things had cooled off a bit. This is a great hidden gem on Dauphin Island that everyone should visit. It also a great place to take kids to wear them out with a good walk. The price is right...More

Thank Darrell W
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Nice trails around a pond that's home to turtles and an occasional alligator. We spotted several Ospreys and other smaller birds but the time of day and year was not the best for bird watching. Bring binoculars and bug spray, and plan for a couple...More

Thank jaylbay
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Loved it, but get good bug spray and spray often. The mosquitoes will kill you. It's a beautiful trail. We got to see an alligator in the lake and a beautiful great horned owl up in the trees. Worth the visit. And it's free.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Someday we'll go back in the morning when the birds are active, but it is a lovely place for walking and learning about local habitats.

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed June 22, 2018

This was so nice and peaceful a bit strange though that we are allowed to walk along the woods with alligators roaming free--- it had just rained so everything was so green and pretty and the gator was active in the water with the sea...More

1  Thank flockingeagle2000
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We got a late start and was not able to walk all the way around, and ended up having to turn around and exit before dark. We were disappointed that we only saw a couple of birds and no alligators, but it was almost dark...More

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Genelle P
June 22, 2018|
Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Just follow the trail and use caution. Most of all have fun.
Angela J
May 4, 2018|
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Response from shugarshar | Reviewed this property |
I very much doubt that they have wheelchairs. There are a few areas that are on a boardwalk but mostly it is trails/ paths.
Tracy F
March 29, 2017|
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Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
I think right now is the best time for incoming birds.