Mobile Bay Mudflats

Coastal, Eastern Shore-Mobile Bay Causeway & Blakely Island Loop | Mobile | Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

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The Mobile Bay Mudflats are a good place to look for herons, egrets and Boat-tailed Grackles any time of year. An assortment of sandpipers and plovers are regular during spring and fall migration. During high tide in winter, American Coot and waterfowl are regular. Mudflats or mud flats, also known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is deposited by tides or rivers. They are found in sheltered areas such as bays, bayous, lagoons, and estuaries. The best viewing at the Mobile Bay Mudflats is during low tide when the mudflats are exposed. Be sure to visit the 5 Rivers Resource Center, which is very close by (see directions)

GPS: N30.67996 W-88.00183


If following directions provided in the Coastal Birding Trail booklet, from 5 Rivers, proceed west on US 90/98/31 toward the Mobile Bay mudflats. Along the way, you may want to stop [3.4] at the public boat launch on the right just west of the I-10 interchange, to view a nesting colony of Cliff Swallows under the I-10 Causeway. Continue west another 0.5 miles to an unpaved overlook on the left (south) side of the causeway.

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