Since long before Daedalus’ attempt to imitate them, mankind has been captivated by birds. Possessed of the coveted gift of flight and a magical grace, they capture our imagination like no other animal. And like fish, there seems to be no end to the variety of birds in the world. If you’re visiting Gulf Shores, then take advantage of the chance to see the marvelous birds that locals know and love! We even know the perfect place to do it: the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail!
The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail might be better described as a series of Alabama birding trails—a string of paths loved by Alabama bird-enthusiasts that became organized as one long trail in the 1990s. It stretches through both Baldwin County and Mobile County, with over two hundred miles of Alabama birding trail loops. If you’re staying in Gulf Shores, the two most accessible will be the Gulf Shores-Orange Beach Loop and the Fort Morgan Loop.
Hiking, hunting, and more are also popular on these Alabama coastal birding trails, but as the name implies, bird-watching is by far the most popular activity. A huge variety of birds make their temporary or year-long homes here, with a surprising amount of variation between the different birding spots. If you enjoyed the Fort Morgan loop last time, why not trek out to the South Baldwin County Loop this time and see what new specimens grace your sights?
If you love nature, and birds in particular, the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. People come out for exercise, great photography, and sometimes just for seclusion. If you’re not sure what all the hubbub is about, visit one of the visitors’ centers for a map and more on how you can learn to love this hobby!
We at Harris Vacation Rentals know that after a long day of adventure, you need a great place to return to. That’s why we make sure each and every one of our properties features everything you need for the ideal stay! Relax with your favorite shows with some cable TV, cook your own favorite meals with the stocked kitchen, stay connected with the free Wi-Fi, and stay cool with the air conditioning.
We’ve made hundreds of families happy in our many years in the business, and we want yours to be next. Call us at 1-877-446-4853 to learn more about how we can make the perfect Alabama getaway for you, especially for our peak birding seasons!