Georgia Magazine - June 2020 - 24

Around GEORGIA

By Lynn Coulter
A barred owl perches
for the perfect photo at
Stephen C. Foster State
Park in Fargo.

JOSH SNEAD

Boon for bird-watchers
Catch sight of 300-plus species on the Colonial Coast Birding Trail

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

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ring binoculars, if you have them,
or just your enthusiasm. More
than 300 species of birds have
been spotted on Georgia's Colonial
Coast Birding Trail, and you can see
many of them when you visit its salt
marshes and sandhills, pine forests,
freshwater ponds and other diverse
habitats.
Yellow-billed cuckoo
More and more people are interested in
bird-watching and wildlife viewing, says Beth
Quillian, who works with public affairs for the Georgia
Department of Natural Resources. According to the most recent
information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National
Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation,
2.4 million state residents and visitors participated in birdwatching activities, either to support conservation efforts or just
to enjoy an easy, fun activity.
Georgia's Colonial Coast Birding Trail is great for beginners
as well as experienced birders. Its 18 sites run from Savannah
south to St. Marys and west to the Okefenokee National Wildlife
Refuge. Each site is unique, with birds that can be seen yearround and others that migrate through.
Mornings and evenings, when birds are the most active,
are the best times to see them, and spring and fall are the best

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Binoculars are useful tools
during visits to the Colonial
Coast Birding Trail.



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