Coastal Birds

Island living isn’t just all about the ocean, there are rivers and marshes that create the perfect habitat for birds of all kinds, making bird watching in the Golden Isles kind of a thing! The Golden Isles, including Brunswick, Little St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island, is a part of the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, which features over 330 different species of birds to watch – that’s almost 75 percent of all bird species that inhabit the state of Georgia.



Colonial Coast Birding Trail

If you’re new to birdwatching, we recommend getting started with the Colonial Coast Birding Trail; an extensive network of 18 different stops between Savannah in the North, and St. Mary’s in the south. It’s a comprehensive guide to the area, and sure to result in some exciting moments for birding enthusiasts.

 Most commonly seen birds: 

  • Oyster Catcher
  • White Ibis
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Willet
  • Douney Woodpecker
  • Royal Terns
  • Yellow-Rumped Warbler
  • Black Skimmers
  • Wood Stork
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Humming Birds
  • Great Egrets
  • Boat tail Grackles