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Plan a Trip to the Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary Your Family Will Love

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Are you looking for an exciting outdoor activity to enjoy with your family the next time you visit Gulf Shores, AL? If so, consider visiting the Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary for a memorable day exploring our area. Whether or not you're an avid birder, you'll be amazed by the 133 acres of maritime forest, marshes, dunes, a lake, swamp, and beach to discover.

Find out more about all the fun thing you can do in Gulf Shores, AL, with your friends and family by requesting a copy of our free Vacation Guide. It's full of the best recommendations for things to see and do like visiting the Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

About the Audubon Bird Sanctuary

Did you know that the Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary is one of the top four locations for viewing spring bird migrations in North America? The sanctuary is a safe haven for transient flocks and welcomes over 400 species of birds each year, many of which are of the neo-tropical variety. You'll find pristine natural landscapes, miles of peaceful walking trails, and plenty of unique wildlife to look for when you visit.

Plan Your Visit

The Dauphin Island bird sanctuary hours are typically from sunrise to sunset. To visit the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, as well as the rest of Dauphin Island, you must take the Fort Morgan Ferry. This is because the barrier island in the center of Mobile Bay is only accessible by boat! The ferry, which leaves from Fort Morgan every hour and a half, is an exciting attraction in and of itself! Most visitors love the 40-minute boat ride across the water and find that it offers a unique day trip experience.

Other Things to Do on Dauphin Island

When you arrive on Dauphin Island, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary is just one great thing to discover. You can easily spend a full day enjoying everything else the island has to offer. You'll find Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island, as well as the Estuarium, Indian Shell Mound Park, and more!

Enhance Your Next Gulf Shores, AL, Vacation by Staying with Us!

Visiting Dauphin Island is just one great way to enjoy the beautiful landscape near Gulf Shores. By selecting a beautiful oceanfront vacation rental for your next visit to the area, you can be just steps away from the area's most beloved natural element: the beach! At Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, you'll find an excellent selection of luxury vacation properties. Our homes are perfect for family reunions, corporate retreats, youth events, and group trips with friends.

You'll find homes with private pools, modern kitchens, spacious living areas, and everything you need for a great day at the beach. We also offer beach houses with handicap accessible elevators, so that everyone in your group can enjoy their visit. Check out our available vacation rental homes today. Then, book your next Gulf Shores vacation with us!

See you soon in Gulf Shores!
Susan & Geoff Gaberino
Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals

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