It’s that time of the year again on Dauphin Island . . . .
Dauphin Island is never really crowded, but at this time of the year, the birds seem to outnumber the people on the Island. Pelicans fly over in groups of a dozen or more, resembling a motorcycle gang of retired birds, riding single-file through the sky. The blackbirds flock and swarm by the thousands. Not to be outdone, the seagulls rally on a sandbar just off of Raphael Semmes. Here is some great video of them taking flight.
Dauphin Island is a bird sanctuary, and with over 300 species of birds frequenting our island, it is one of the best birding locations in the Southeastern USA. Many migratory birds make Dauphin Island their last stop before the 600 mile flight to Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.