Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

The Refuge contains 7,000 acres of wildlife habitat for migratory birds, nesting sea turtles and the endangered Alabama beach mouse. The refuge was established by congress in 1980 to preserve the coastal dune ecosystem, to protect threatened and endangered species, to provide compatible recreational opportunities, and to serve as a living laboratory for students and scientists. 

The refuge is small, compared to most national wildlife refuges, and is comprised of five separate units in Baldwin and Mobile counties, Alabama. The full-time staff consists of five, but the refuge has numerous committed volunteers throughout the year. The refuge hosts more than 100,000 visitors annually.
The Refuge is home to the endangered Alabama beach mouse, which is associated with the sand dunes and sea oats. Refuge beaches serve as nesting sites for green, loggerhead, and Kemp's Ridley sea turtles. Habitats include beaches and sand dunes, scrub forest, fresh and saltwater marshes, fresh water swamps, and uplands.



Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Bon Secour National Wildlife refuge is located around the 13 Mile Marker on Ft. Morgan Rd.  There is a paved road (Mobile Street) to the beach and there is also excellent walking trail.


 



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