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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

  • Winter Walks and Talks


    Join refuge staff for a series of guided walks and talks this winter season!

    Winter Walks and Talks 2017
  • Sea Turtle Nesting Season

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    Thousands of sea turtle hatchlings take their first steps right here on Gulf Coast beaches!

    Learn more about the loggerhead sea turtle
  • 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.

  • Take A Hike!

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    Discover nature by exploring Bon Secour NWR trails!

Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2017
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