Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - (Page 21)

A juvenile ruddy turnstone searches for a meal atop an oyster bed. WILLIAM FLATAU WILLIAM FLATAU A beautiful white ibis fishes the shallows. Its habitat is marshy wetlands and coastal pools. Yellow-crowned nightherons are commonly found in Coastal Georgia. NANCY CROSBY Charles Ratliff, of Athens, a volunteer bander at Jekyll Island Banding Station, identifies the subspecies of this tiny common yellowthroat. Additional guided field trips The most popular field trips fill up quickly. For information about the festival, visit www.jekyllisland.com, click on Annual Festival, then scroll down to Georgia Coast Birding and Nature Festival. • Altamaha River Delta Cruise: Learn why the Altamaha River Delta is one of the major preserves for shorebirds. Cruise around the islands here with an expert leader as he identifies the species. • Cathead Creek by Kayak: Paddle along Cathead Creek, a tributary of the Altamaha River, and gain a sense of the majesty of this mighty river’s floodplain, which offers a unique opportunity to explore a brackish, black-water swamp of cypress trees and old rice canals. • Jekyll Island Natural History Walk: Walk about one-half mile through the dune ridges in a live oak maritime forest and learn about Jekyll Island’s formation, native flora and ecology. Check out displays of marine creatures, including loggerhead turtles, alligators, crabs and shrimp. Be ready to spot shorebirds, waders and waterfowl too. • Jekyll Island Campground Bird Sanctuary: Station yourself with the trip leader and watch migrating songbirds. It’s a great way to see lots of birds without miles of walking. • The Okefenokee by Canoe—Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge: See alligators and avian speMore online at www.georgiamagazine.org An American bittern is in perfect disguise in its habitat. describes 18 must-see stops for topnotch birdwatching. Nancy H. Crosby is a nature enthusiast from Townsend who became hooked on birding when she saw a tiny, black-throated blue warbler at the Jekyll Island Banding Station in 2006. Now she volunteers there each October and travels throughout the United States to birding festivals. The Georgia Ornithological Society’s fall meeting Oct. 8-10, 2010, Jekyll Island The society’s fall meeting returns this year (following an eight-year hiatus) to Jekyll Island for three days of programs, birding and fellowship. Membership is not necessary to participate. Field trips close out early; registration will be online at www.gos.org in late August. August 2010 cialties including anhinga, wood ducks and sandhill cranes. Rich in history,“swamp culture,” flora and fauna, a paddling trip through the Okefenokee is an experience remembered for a lifetime. • Raccoon Key: Because Raccoon Key is a pristine area with very limited access, it is a great place to locate elusive birds such as the American bittern and yellow-crowned nightherons, along with soras and clapper rails. Roseate spoonbills and glossy ibis delighted birders and photographers who were granted access for the first time last year. • St. Simons Kayak: Kayak through saltwater creeks to the south end of Sea Island. Explore two miles of undeveloped beach known to be a resting spot for many resident birds as well as migrating species. See ibis, osprey, wood storks, oystercatchers, herons, bald eagles, royal terns, black skimmers, longbilled curlews, willets and least terns. • Saturday Brunch with the Birds Aboard the Lady Jane: Ride on an operating shrimp boat and identify pelicans, gulls and terns that come when the nets are pulled. You will thread through the salt marsh to St. Simons Sound, past the driftwood beach areas and St. Simons Lighthouse and enter the Atlantic Ocean. 21 MARY ACKEN WILLIAM FLATAU http://www.jekyllisland.com http://www.gos.org http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - August 2010

Georgia Magazine - August 2010
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Festival Guide
Currents
Warner Robins Hits a Home Run
More Little League Action
For the Birds
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month
Snapshot
Additional Snapshot Photos
Bonus Recipe of the Month

Georgia Magazine - August 2010

Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Magazine - August 2010 (Page Cover1)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Magazine - August 2010 (Page Cover2)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Magazine - August 2010 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Festival Guide (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Festival Guide (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Festival Guide (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Currents (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Currents (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Warner Robins Hits a Home Run (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Warner Robins Hits a Home Run (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Warner Robins Hits a Home Run (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - More Little League Action (Page 18A)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - More Little League Action (Page 18B)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - For the Birds (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - For the Birds (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - For the Birds (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - My Georgia (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - My Georgia (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Snapshot (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Additional Snapshot Photos (Page 34A)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Bonus Recipe of the Month (Page 34B)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Bonus Recipe of the Month (Page Cover3)
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