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Live hatchling found during excavation and later released.
Volunteers break open unhatched eggs during an excavation to determine their contents. These look infertile.

Adopting a nest is a fun and educational way to show your support. Many parents and grandparents use it as a chance to show our young people the importance of the balance of nature and how they can have a positive impact by becoming involved. All adopting sponsors receive a certificate and important information about their nests, along with a final report on the overall season.

Fill out the form below (secure payment via PayPal) or you can download the Adopt-A-Nest form and mail it in with your check.

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Name to put on the certificate (if you would like to donate in someone else's name)

A special thanks to the  Friends of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge who sponsor the Adopt-A-Nest program each year.

Share the Beach is a joint effort of:

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
  • Gulf State Park
  • Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
  • Alabama Department of Environmental Management
  • Friends of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
  • Volunteers of "Share the Beach"
  • Baldwin County
  • City of Gulf Shores
  • City of Orange Beach
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce

Photos courtesy of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.