Gulf State Park

Birding

Great-Horned Owl Perched in a Pine Tree
Green Heron Hunting for Fish
Bald Eagle Perched on a Tree
Magnificent Frigatebird Along the Coastline
Least Tern With a Catch
Red-Headed Woodpecker in a Pine Savannah
Juvenile Little Blue Heron Fishing in a Marsh
Osprey Perched on a Tree Eating
Brown Pelican Along the Shore

Gulf State Park offers a diversity of habitat for residential and migrating birds! Osprey, Herons, Rails, Owls, Woodpeckers and much more frequent the Park. Keep an eye in the sky for one our nesting Bald Eagles souring above! When storms occur in the Gulf of Mexico, the wind pushes pelagic birds to our shoreline, such as Magnificent Frigatebirds and Northern Gannets.

 

This checklist of birds found in the Gulf Coast Region of Alabama may be helpful while you explore.

 

Use this Bird Observation Data Chart to view the range of birds we have and the expectancy to see them throughout the year at Gulf State Park.

 

If you're interested in exploring beyond Gulf State Park checkout the Alabama Coastal Birding Trails