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Coastal Birding

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!

Related Links

Colonial Coast Birding Trail

There are many great areas to bird along the Georgia coast.

Audubon Society

The mission of the Audubon Society is to help people understand and preserve the natural world, with a particular focus on birds and wildlife and their habitats.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

The charge to sustain, enhance, protect and conserve Georgia's natural, historic and cultural resources – and this includes BIRDS!

American Birding Association

Encourages conservation of birds and their habitats by developing and disseminating information, and promoting economic and environmental values of birding.

The Georgia Ornithological Society, The Waterbird Society, and the A to Z Birders Network

Other great websites to visit and learn more about birding.

Partners in Flight

An international cooperative bird conservation effort involving state and federal agencies, nongovernmental and philanthropic organizations, corporations, universities and individuals. PIF's vision is to keep bird populations and their habitats healthy through monitoring, research, management and education.

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