Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge


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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Address:12295 State Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Phone:251-540-7720
Fax:251-540-7301
Web: www.fws.gov/bonsecour
Established: 1980.
Location:50 miles west of Pensacola, Florida, and 50 miles southeast of Mobile, Alabama, in the town of Gulf Shores.
Facilities:Trails.
Activities:Canoeing, fishing, hiking.
Special Features:Loggerhead and green sea turtles nest on the refuge's beaches between mid-May and mid-August.
Habitats: 7,000 acres of coastal lands, including beaches with sand dunes, scrub forest, fresh and saltwater marshes, freshwater swamps, and uplands.
Access: Open year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: Endangered Alabama beach mouse, green and loggerhead turtles, ospreys, herons, pelicans, shorebirds, raccoon, coyote, flying squirrels, six-lined racerunner.

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More nature trails can be found 12 miles to the west of the pier at the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (fws.
The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on Alabama's Gulf Coast was established in 1980 to preserve more than five miles (eight kilometers) of intact coastal strand, one of the most imperiled and dynamic habitats in the country.
As the sun sets over Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on Alabama's Gulf Coast, the silhouettes of the sea oats that grow on the frontal dunes, swinging slightly in the wind, stand in a breathtaking contrast to the deep red of the sky.
One of our long-term study sites at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), the largest contiguous tract of remaining Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates) habitat, is located approximately 100 km W of the eye of the hurricane and was substantially impacted.
Live trapping was conducted bimonthly at the Perdue Unit of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama, from December 1994 through August 1996.