First stop for migrants crossing the Gulf of Mexico...

We’ll bird Dauphin Island, with its famous Shell Mound and Goat Tree migrant traps. This area of the Gulf Coast is where migrants get their first view of land after crossing the Gulf of Mexico. It is a great staging area for travel-weary migrants.

Birding daily in some of these great locations is likely to provide an entirely different assortment of birds. Bon Secour, the Sandhill Crane Refuge, and the National Seashore will provide a diverse group of shorebirds, rails, and long-legged waders.

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Best Season:Spring
Popular Location: Dauphin Island, Fort Morgan, Gulf Coast