Audubon Bird Sanctuary - Dauphin Island, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member theHostas
N 30° 15.070 W 088° 05.259
16R E 395361 N 3347117
Quick Description: A Park located on Dauphin Island, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 4/14/2019 9:55:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM10CM0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member takeabrake
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Long Description:
auphin Island has been named one of the top four locations in North America for viewing spring migrations! The Sanctuary consists of 137 acres of maritime forest, marshes, and dunes, including a lake, a swamp, and a beach. Recently, the 3 mile trail system within the Sanctuary has been designated as a National Recreational Trail. It is located at the Eastern end of Dauphin Island, a 14 mile-long barrier island situated off the Alabama Gulf Coast.

As taken from the website: "The Sanctuary is of vital importance because it is the largest segment of protected forest on the Island and the first landfall for neo-tropical migrant birds after their long flight across the Gulf from Central and South America each spring. Here these birds, often exhausted and weakened from severe weather during the long flight, find their first food and shelter. Of the 445 species officially documented in Alabama presently, 420 (95%) have been observed on the island. It is also their final stop before their return flight each fall. The Bird Sanctuary has allowed Dauphin Island to be recognized by the National Audubon Society as being “Globally Important” for bird migrations."
Name: Audubon Bird Sanctuary

Street Location: 211 Bienville Blvd

Local Municipality: Dauphin Island

State/Province, etc.: AL

Country: United States

Web Site: [Web Link]

Recreational Facilities:
Hiking Trail Bird Watching

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Gulf of Mexico

Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Date Established: Not listed

Picnic Facilities: Not listed

Monuments/Statues: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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