Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
The Bon Secour NWR consists of 6,700 acres of wildlife habitat lying directly west of Gulf Shores, Alabama on the Fort Morgan peninsula of south Alabama.
The refuge was established by congress in 1980 to serve habitat for non-game birds migrating south in the fall and north in the spring.
The migration paths from Bon Secour lead south to lower Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Bon Secour NWR is located on the Fort Morgan peninsula, west of Gulf Shores, Alabama. From US 59, turn west on State Highway 180.
Follow 180 for 8 miles, around mile marker 13, and the visitor center is located on the right. Along the way, there are directional signs for the hiking trails and for the office, which has a small display area.
12295 State Highway 180
Gulf Shores, AL
- “Home – Bon Secour – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service”. Accessed April 26, 2020. Link.
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