Birding Tour USA: Alabama - Dauphin Island 2018

Duration: 8 days

This tour will concentrate on birding the greater Dauphin Island area, with its famous Shell Mound and Goat Tree migrant traps. This section of the Gulf Coast is where migrants get their first view of land after crossing the Gulf of Mexico. It is a great landing area for travel-weary migrants. Due to the constant arrival of new migrants, birding daily in some of these great locations is likely to provide an entirely different assortment of birds. Fort Morgan, Bon Secour, and Henderson Camp Road will provide a diverse group of songbirds, shorebirds, raptors, and long-legged waders. You’ll stay in the same beach house every night of the tour, which means you will only have to unpack your bags once! The house will give us a friendly, family atmosphere and help to keep the cost as low as possible. And nothing beats a homemade breakfast!

Some of the specials that we hope to find on this trip include American White Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Northern Gannet, Least Bittern, Tricolored Heron, Swallow-tailed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Clapper Rail, Common Gallinule, Black-necked Stilt, Marbled Godwit, Black-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Prothonotary Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Blue Grosbeak, and Painted Bunting.

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