The Golden Isles is made up of a vast network of rivers, marshes and barrier islands that provide habitats for hundreds of species of birds. More than 300 species of birds (75 percent of the total species of birds seen in Georgia) have been spotted along the Coastal Birding Trail, of which locations in the Golden Isles are a part. On your next Golden Isles visit, go bird watching on the Georgia coast at some of these incredible locations:
The Colonial Coast Birding Trail
Little St. Simons Island & Jekyll Island
The Golden Isles’s importance as a birding destination has been underscored by the Georgia Audubon Society, which has designated two important birding areas in the Golden Isles: Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. The birds you see will depend on when and where you visit. Some birds can be seen year round, while others are migratory and can be seen only during migration periods, generally in the spring and fall. Your visit to Georgia’s Golden Isles is sure to be rewarded with sightings of interesting and unusual birds from birds of prey to shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl and gulls. Consequently, each visit offers the chance to experience a new wildlife adventure.
Other Golden Isles Bird watching Sites
Depending on the time of year, you can spot unique species of birds almost anywhere in the Golden Isles. However, a few of the most unique spots are Gould's Inlet on St. Simons Island, Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island and St. Andrew's Picnic Area on Jekyll Island. Enjoy the gorgeous Golden Isles weather, sit back, relax, pull out your binoculars and start searching the skies.