Mingle with nature in Fort Morgan

Along with its spectacular beaches, Fort Morgan is also a tropical oasis for numerous species of migratory bird. If you're planning on staying at a beach vacation rental property in the area, you'll certainly want to check out the nature reserves and get up close and personal with the gulf-area wildlife.

Mingle with nature in Fort Morgan

No matter what time of year you choose to visit Alabama's Gulf Coast, the wildlife in the area is a treat to encounter. If you're in the mood for serenity, privacy and close encounters with nature during your vacation, a Fort Morgan beach house or condo rental might be just what you're looking for. Even if you aren't a bird watcher, you may find yourself picking up the hobby because you'll literally be surrounded by fascinating avian creatures every time you go to a nature preserve.

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

With more than 7,000 acres of wilderness habitats, the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a stunning place to take your family. You may want to set aside more than a day to explore the entire park, especially if you hope to see numerous bird varieties.

This refuge actually contains the largest undeveloped parcels of land along the Alabama coast. Here you can truly escape from the stresses of modern-day living and disconnect from your cell phones to get back
in touch with nature.

Fort Morgan Hummer/Bird Banding Station

There are groups in Fort Morgan, including the Hummer/Bird Society, that track the thousands of winged animals that fly through the area during the year. Researchers capture gorgeous neo-tropical migrant birds like the painted bunting to monitor population levels and gain a better understanding of how these animals are thriving. This particular banding station is located in the Fort Morgan State Historical Park, and for four weeks in the spring and fall season, you can sling a pair of binoculars over your shoulder and even attend a fascinating and informative demonstration of the process.

After spending a good chunk of time at one with nature, give your legs a break by heading back to relax on the gorgeous beaches. Who knows, you might even have more opportunities to hang out with nature by swimming near wild dolphins!

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Take a day trip to Dauphin Island

Vacationing in Fort Morgan is a fantastic choice for the whole family, and a day trip to nearby Dauphin Island offers even more fun. Whether you'd like to see historical sites or dive deeper into nature, this island will keep you interested and entertained.

Fun history lessons are within easy reach when you stay in Fort Morgan condo rentals.

Fort Morgan: Gulf Coast vacation destination for history buffs

Looking to soak up some history as well as some sun while vacationing in the Gulf Shores region? Fort Morgan is a family-friendly destination that is steeped in military and U.S. history. Best of all, the grounds are located minutes from your Fort Morgan vacation rental.

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Ride the Mobile Bay Ferry from Fort Morgan

Taking a trip on the Mobile Bay Ferry is one of the best ways to add a particularly unforgettable element to your Fort Morgan vacation. Crossing the historic and scenic Mobile Bay, the boat ride is as fascinating as it is beautiful, whether you are looking for a taste of history or a dolphin sighting.

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