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Painted Buntings

Georgia's beautiful coast is home to a rich variety of wildlife. It's wind-swept beaches and salty marshes attract visitors from around the world...including the painted bunting.

These striking birds nest and breed along the coast in the spring and summer. It's not hard to see why this little finch is a favorite among bird watchers. The male painted bunting is one of the most striking birds in North America. It's plumage is bright blue, red, green and yellow – a common finch rolled in the palette of a visionary painter.

Join host Michael Skinner in search of this elusive and beautiful neo-tropical migrant on Georgia's Sapelo Island. The program also explores the island's cultural and natural history including the story of the Sapelo Island Lighthouse and the historic Hog Hammock settlement.