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Dauphin Island Bird Banding - Annual Event in Alabama

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This event is co-hosted by BCA and Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries (DIBS). Like us, DIBS is a small non-profit organization that runs off of donations and volunteers with the mission to conserve critical migratory bird habitat on Dauphin Island. We ran a two-day public banding event in April 2023 with them and since it was success (with around ~300 visitors in 2-days!), we have decided to partner to make this an annual week long banding event in the spring. This allows us to monitor migration at another critical stopover site along the Alabama Gulf Coast as Dauphin Island is what is known as an established "Important Bird Area". 

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Event Details:

The banding event will be held across from the Goat Tree Reserve on the corner of Cadillac Avenue and Grant Street (if you enter the address for banding below you won't miss it). Parking and restrooms are available at Cadillac Square Park on Bienville Blvd. There will be signs to denote where the banding is occuring.


Address for banding: 700 Cadillac Avenue Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Address for Parking: 661 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528


Time: 8:00am- 2:00pm CST

Things to keep in mind when visiting the station: 

  • Remember bug spray, sunscreen, water/snacks, and chairs (if you plan to stay for an extended amount of time). Closed toe shoes are recommended. 

  • If you have a disability and are concerned about access, please reach out to us in advanced so we can arrange your visit. Email:

  • Bring your friends and families but please leave your pets at home. 

  • If you would like to attend as an organized group (school group, birding group, etc.) please email us in advance to schedule your visit to best accomodate. Email:

  • There is no entry fee to Dauphin Island. Our event is free, but donations are welcome. 

Special Thanks to the private landowners for allowing us to use their lot and to the Town of Dauphin Island for the use of Cadillac Square.

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