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Manatees at Home in Alabama Waters

The waters of coastal Alabama are known for many things. Whether you’re fishing for speckled trout, watching the mullet jump, or lounging in a boat on a lazy Sunday afternoon, the Mobile Bay is a treasured part of Alabama’s ... Read More

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Tulotoma Snail Highlights Importance of Clean Water for Critters and People

On a breezy day in Wetumpka, Alabama, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) biologist Jeff Powell proudly held up a tulotoma snail shell for a local reporter to ... Read More

Featured Species in Alabama

Alabama Beach Mouse

The Alabama beach mouse is a small, nocturnal rodent that lives along the along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Alabama Beach Mouse

Photo credit: Jackie Isaacs, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Swallow-tailed kite

The rare swallow-tailed kite is considered one of the most threatened land birds currently without federal protection. Photo credit: Todd Schneider, GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division

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Swallow-tailed kite

Photo credit: Todd Schneider,
GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division

Partnership Stories in Alabama

Mussel Species Sampling before Restoring Flow to the Coosa River

Mussel Species Sampling before Restoring Flow to the Coosa River

The Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center, with partners from Alabama Power, Auburn University, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has been sampling the current mussel population in a section of the Coosa River that was cut off when Weiss Dam was built. The sampling data will be used as a baseline after river flow is restored to the channel for the first time in over 50 years sometime in mid-2012 to early-2013. More »

Unique to Alabama

  • The Alabama canebrake pitcher plant, Photo credit: Chuck Byrd, Alabama Nature Conservancy

    The Alabama canebrake pitcher plant (Sarracenia rubra ssp. Alabamensis) is a carnivorous herb that traps and digests insects in its tubular leaf. The plant grows in seeps, bogs, and swamps along the fall-line in central Alabama. Today, it is only known at 11 small sites in Autauga, Chilton, and Elmore Counties.

    Photo credit: Chuck Byrd, Alabama Nature Conservancy

  • The Alabama beach mouse, Photo credit: Jackie Isaacs, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

    The Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates) makes its home in burrows within the coastal dune areas of Baldwin County, Alabama. Residential and commercial development and roadway construction have fragmented and destroyed habitat used by this nocturnal rodent. Stalking by domestic and wild cats and other animals has also contributed to the species’ decline.

    Photo credit: Jackie Isaacs, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

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Last updated: August 30, 2013