We share our coast with many animals and many birds. Humans have many islands of their own – islands that are too developed for nesting shorebirds. Now these birds have islands of their own! Islands that are protected giving the birds a chance at survival. They are called "The Bird Islands"
The Bird Islands are nesting locations for a variety of colonial shorebirds. These birds nest in large numbers, side by side, on isolated beach and dune areas. These islands maintain a delicate balance with Mother Earth, a bad storm could wash an entire island away. If that happened where would the birds go? The Georgia Outdoors crew will visit one of these islands, just before nesting season, to find out what is so special about The Bird Islands.
We'll also visit the Altamaha Wildlife Management Area, a very popular place for birding of all kinds. From the great blue heron to the tiny yellow rumped warbler, from the american bald eagle to the swamp sparrow, we'll see these facinating birds and more!
Colonial Coast Birding Trail
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
American Birding Association
Partners in Flight