Enjoy a selection of refuge photographs from photographer Stephanie Pluscht.
Support the Friends Group!
The non-profit group helps lead educational programs, promotes awareness, and so much more!
Friends of Bon Secour Naional Wildlife Refuge
Keep an eye out for migrating monarchs which stop at the refuge during their travel thousands of miles over many generations.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Sea turtles nest at the refuge from June through October. Learn more about these fascinating reptiles and how you can get involved!
Learn more about the Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Did You Know?
Did you know that the Alabama Beach Mouse is an endangered species that can be found only on the Alabama coast?Learn More...
About the Complex
The Gulf Coast Refuge Complex manages many varied habitats along the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Bon Secour is managed as part of the Gulf Coast Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Interested in monarch butterflies? Join refuge ranger on a walk along Gator Lake trail and learn about their amazing migration, life cycle, and how you can help these beautiful butterflies. Call 251-540-7720 for reservations.
Thousands of sea turtle hatchlings take their first steps right here on Gulf Coast beaches!Learn more about the loggerhead sea turtle
Discover nature by exploring Bon Secour NWR trails!Trails
Snowy plovers face many threats with coastal areas becoming increasingly developed. They are year-round residents of the Gulf Coast and even nest on refuge.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Oct 09, 2015