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Address: Iberville Drive, Dauphin Island, AL

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Timing for bird-watching

I'm guessing that, with our visit in February, we didn't time our visit very well for bird-watching. We were there late in the morning and were pretty much outside the fall or... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm guessing that, with our visit in February, we didn't time our visit very well for bird-watching. We were there late in the morning and were pretty much outside the fall or spring migration. That said, the park itself looks like it has been abandoned by whatever entity created it. The sign was in disrepair, making it difficult to find... More 

Thank broddin
Royal Oak, Michigan
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shell Mound Park is site #39 on the Alabama Gulf Coastal Birding Trail. The best time to visit is during the spring and fall migration. I visited in March and didn't see any birds, but did hear a few calling. It is hilly and the paths are footpaths covered in leaves. Best visited by birders.

Thank evey1977
Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I am not sure why this is a must see when visiting Dauphin Island. Very small, not much to see. Doesn't even have a picnic table.

Thank Shirleykc
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We visited this park in February. Majestic Trees are beautiful with photo opportunities. But I do believe the main attraction is the migrating birds, which there were none on our visit. Lots of benches & seating, short looping trail. Pets are welcome if leashed.

Thank wintersnowbird2016
Mobile, AL
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

For anyone who calls himself a birder, this is the place. For others, the history and the wildlife can be fun, too. However, during spring migration (late March through late April), the Shell Mound serves as a meeting place for all interested in seeing birds on their way to northern breeding grounds. Decked out in their spring plumage, these birds... More 

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Dauphin Island, Alabama
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This park is built on top of old indian created shell mounds. There are huge old oaks, Spanish moss, and tons of birds! Walking through the trails is peaceful and almost like stepping back in time. You can imagine the indian people gathered in this area harvesting, roasting and enjoying the plentiful oysters in the nearby waters. Even though totally... More 

Thank Carlyke
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We drove up, looked for a brochure or map and there was nothing. Walked around a little bit and saw a few shells and that was that.

Thank notstoic
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We went to this thinking there was an actual ceremonial ground, we didn't find that be we did get a nice shaded hike in the massive trees draped in Spanish moss

Thank Khiatt85
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The mounds are interesting and the natural beauty of the landscape invites you to explore and imagine the prehistoric lcommunity that lived here.

1 Thank expiespy
Mobile, Alabama
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73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little park. We walked through it and were amazed at the old trees. Nice and shady. Well kept. Loved reading about the history. Great educational walk for the kids.

Thank JoAnne C

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