Perdido Pass/Alabama Point East is part of Gulf State Park and consists of beach and sea oat habitat where there are opportunities for bird observation, fishing, and viewing both Perdido Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. (Formerly Florida Point when the state border was located at Perdido Pass.) Alabama Point provides critical habitat for the federally endangered Perdido Key beach mouse and nesting sites for the Snowy Plover, a species of conservation concern, The Plover is most often found in depressions in the sand away from the water and near the first line of dunes. A wide variety of shorebirds are common in summer, as are wading birds. In winter, many Common Loons feed in the pass during changing tides. An occasional vagrant Red-throated or Pacific Loon may show up in their midst. A spotting scope is usually needed for the distant waterfowl. After viewing the pass take the loop under the bridge and return to AL 182.
There are no posted hours for this park but overnight camping is not permitted. There are restroom facilities at the site.
DIRECTIONS: This site is part of a loop: directions to all the sites can be found in sequential order in the Coastal Birding Trail booklet.
GPS: N30.27689 W-87.55114
Gulf State Park (Mailing address)
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542