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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: Jan 20, 2016
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