Surround yourself with nature of all types! Watch the migrating birds drop in for a visit in the 137 acres of the Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Discover butterflies, fish, unique fauna and even an alligator throughout the maritime forest, marshes, and dunes, which include a lake, a swamp, and a beach. The three mile trail system within the Sanctuary has been designated as a National Recreational Trail and the Dauphin Island Park & Beach Board has made a commitment to the environmental stewardship of these parklands. The decisions we make today can impact the environment our grandchildren are surrounded by in the future.