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Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary

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Went to see an alligator.

We went to the bird sanctuary just to see an alligator and did. I guess we got lucky because we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bullard, Texas
Great relaxing walk through nature and visit the beach

We just visited over Christmas. It was a great easy walk in nature and relaxing time at the beach... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kenndal R
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109 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4603
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All reviews beautiful walk great horned owl fresh water lake beautiful nature shore birds beach access bug spray an easy stroll small lake heat and humidity large turtles pine needles bird watching turn around great place to explore turned around take your time
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the bird sanctuary just to see an alligator and did. I guess we got lucky because we talked with a local walking a dog and she said that was the first one she had seen all summer. Sorry but didn't even look...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cdubya6
Reviewed 5 days ago

We just visited over Christmas. It was a great easy walk in nature and relaxing time at the beach. Great picture opportunity of the lighthouse from the beach overlook.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kenndal R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a wonderful oasis. We went twice. Several trails. We did get turned around, but it is such a small area that it wasn't a big deal. Maybe you will get lucky and be there on a foggy day and it will obscure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank J M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking to get lost the Audubon Bird Sanctuary is the place to go. The signs are unclear and useless and one of the walkways was literally in the water.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank unicornsareamaze
Reviewed 13 December 2018

The sanctuary was quiet in the winter season. Not many tourists were around. The lakes were peaceful, and the beach had breathtaking views of Mexico Gulf.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChristineY679
Reviewed 8 November 2018

The bird sanctuary has several species of plants and wildlife.There are several trails to follow.We viewed several turtles,an alligator,and a nutira at the lake.There is a trail to the dunes at the beach area.No bathroom or other facilities.Benches along trail for rest breaks.Very shady area.Recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 12 October 2018 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

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank cindyannsmith
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank dj M
Reviewed 6 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 September 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank uclatraveler9
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22 June 2018|
Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Just follow the trail and use caution. Most of all have fun.
Angela J
5 May 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
29 March 2017|
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Response from J4775QOstevew | Reviewed this property |
I think right now is the best time for incoming birds.