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    Refuge Gallery

    Enjoy a selection of refuge photographs from photographer Stephanie Pluscht.

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    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

  • Monarchs

    Monarch Migration

    Keep an eye out for migrating monarchs which stop at the refuge during their travel thousands of miles over many generations.

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  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchlings

    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?

Alabama Beach Mouse

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Did you know that the Alabama Beach Mouse is an endangered species that can be found only on the Alabama coast?

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About the Complex

Gulf Coast Complex

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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.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Refuge Happenings

  • Discovery Pack

    Discovery pack

    Nature discovery packs are available for checkout, for free at the refuge office. Just leave an i.d. card with the front desk, and return it when you have finished. The packs are a fun way for families to look closer and explore while hiking on your favorite trail. They contain binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, journal, bird identifier, and more! Best for ages 4 and up.

  • The Perfect Angler


    Osprey are unique among raptors for their diet of live fish and ability to dive with success rates up to 70%. Something to consider next time you toss a line in. With a keen eye, you are likely to spot a nest on the refuge.

  • Take A Hike!

    Centennial Trail Boardwalk

    Discover nature by exploring Bon Secour NWR trails!

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Nov 05, 2015
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