Everyone seems to love Dauphin Island for its lovely white-sand beaches and beautiful bird life—including CBS News. The city was recently highlighted on CBS This Morning in a nature feature. Check it out.
Dauphin Island takes CBS News
Dauphin Island is an affordable, family-friendly beach destination in Alabama along the Gulf Coast, and it’s beautiful beaches and birds is something you have to see for yourself. CBS agrees as they shined the spotlight on the town.
Finding Sanctuary for Birds
CBS News isn’t the only fan of Dauphin Island. Birds are fond of the town as the last natural wonder, Ken Wills, added it to his list. He said
“Everybody thinks about Dauphin Island developing back in the 1950s, but that is part of its charm—it didn’t become part of the condo coast. It is an extremely significant region for birds for several reasons.”Ken Wills
According to Wills, when songbirds fly across the Gulf of Mexico from the Yucatan, they need a place to land, and the coastal forest and Dauphin Island’s vacant lots are the perfect option.
In fact, Dauphin Island has been officially recognized as a Globally Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. Over 350 species of birds have been recorded on the Island and the organization, Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries, works with partners to protect bird habitat on the island—it is key to their survival.
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