Bird Island Natural Island

There are many natural islands and wildlife areas in our Gulf Coast area, four to be exact. One, Bird Island, is located in the heart of the Perdido Pass. Although the island is owned by the state of Alabama, the city of Orange Beach manages and maintains it. Most enjoy visitors and locals alike enjoy the southern tip of the island for landing watercraft and small boats. Like many of the other Orange Beach Islands, Bird Island is home to a variety of protected wildlife. Protected flora and fauna include sea oats, wading herons, and terns.

Because Bird Island is managed by the city of Orange Beach, there are enforceable rules in play for those who want to enjoy the pleasures of the island.

  • No glass of any kind

  • Please bring trash bags and remove when you go

  • No dogs or pets are allowed on the islands or in the surrounding waters

  • Do not access the interior of Bird Island due to protected shorebird nesting sites

  • Do not pick the Sea Oats - they are essential to the ecosystem of the islands

  • Be considerate of others - keep the sound down on stereos

  • No Motor Zones are posted on the east side of the islands. This is to protect important grass beds