Birding Festivals & Events

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The Banding Coalition of the Americas (BCA) and Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries (DIBS) will host their annual spring bird banding event on Dauphin Island, AL on April 6-10th, 2024. The family-friendly event is from 8 am – 2pm each day and located across from the Goat Tree Reserve at 700 Cadillac Avenue. Parking and restrooms are available at Cadillac Square Park at 661 Bienville Blvd. Then follow directional signs on foot, to the banding event across the street. An experience for all who love the outdoors and birds, the bird banding event allows visitors to learn from researchers, ask questions, and take up-close photos of the birds as they are banded (then released.) See website for details

Things to keep in mind when visiting the station:

–Remember to bring bug spray, sunscreen, water/snacks, and chairs (if you plan to stay awhile). Closed toe shoes are recommended.

–If you have a disability and have questions about event access, please reach out in advance so we can assist with your visit. Email:

–Bring your friends and family, but please leave all 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 accommodate. Email:

–There is no entry fee/toll to enter Dauphin Island. This event is open to the public and free to attend, but donations are welcome by both non-profit organizations.


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