Graham Creek Nature Preserve is a 484 acre natural area managed by the City of Foley. In addition to protecting a portion of the Wolf Bay watershed, this preserve also possesses open pine forest with extensive wire grass and pitcher plant bogs. The combination of habitats is attractive to a diversity of bird species including Northern Bobwhite,, Red-tailed Hawk, Loggerhead Shrike, Yellow-throated Vireo, Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak and several species of waders along the creek.
Birding potential increases during migration in spring and fall. Additionally, watch for secretive wintering sparrows like Grasshopper Sparrow foraging between wire grass clumps or within the pitcher plant bogs.
Recreational amenities include several jogging/hiking/biking trails, a canoe launch, several wildlife viewing areas, a pavilion and picnic area, and a new comfort station. Graham Creek Nature Preserve is open daily during daylight hours and there is no admission fee. Guided tours are available by appointment.
GPS: N30.34847 W-87.62774
23004 Wolf Bay Dr.
Foley, AL 36535
If following directions provided in the Coastal Birding Trail booklet, return to US 98, take a left (west) and proceed through the town of Elberta to the Foley Beach Express [6.1]. Take a left (south) on the Expressway and travel to CR 12 [3.6]. Turn left (east) onto CR 12 and continue 1.3 miles to Wolf Bay Road and turn right (south). Follow Wolf Bay Road south and around a sharp curve to the east and the nature preserve entrance is on the right [0.7].