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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