Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a 7,157-acre refuge established in 1980 that is separated into 5 main units. This land is known for being a home to several different migratory birds and sea turtles, as well as for hosting several wildlife trails and education events.
The entirety of the refuge comprises some of Alabama's last remaining undisturbed coastal barrier habitat, lending strength to its name 'Bon Secour', which is French for 'safe harbor'. The coastal land is a crucial environment for the endangered Alabama Beach Mouse, which thrives in the dunes and scrubs of Fort Morgan Peninsula. It is also an important stopover and staging habitat for several different neotropical migrant songbirds each fall and spring. Loggerhead Turtles, Green Turtles, and Kemps Ridley Sea Turtles also like to call Bon Secour home.
During your visit your group can wildlife watch, hike or bike a trail, fish, boat, practice photography, or attend educational programs such as Biologist for a Day. There is an onsite Visitor Center with plenty of maps, exhibits, and helpful rangers ready to teach and guide you through the refuge!