Black Rails Surveys
Black Rails Surveys

Black Rails Surveys

Black Rails are a highly secretive marsh bird about the size of a mouse. These birds can be found in Georgia marshes, although they are a rare species. Due to their small size, Black Rails prefer

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Bat Monitoring
Bat Monitoring

Bat Monitoring

Since 2010 Little St. Simon’s Island has been teaming up with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to monitor bat populations using AnaBats. As a bat is foraging, it emits a

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Winter Bird Surveys
Winter Bird Surveys

Winter Bird Surveys

Approximately 280 species of birds utilize the habitats on Little St. Simons Island over the course of a year, and just over 200 of these species spend the winter here. This includes some of our

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Monitoring our Muhly Grass Meadows
Monitoring our Muhly Grass Meadows

Monitoring our Muhly Grass Meadows

Muhly or sweet grass (Muhlenbergia filipes) grows throughout much of the southeastern United States, and is most widely known from the barrier and sea islands of Georgia and South Carolina.

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Norm's Pond Rookery
Norm's Pond Rookery

Norm's Pond Rookery

For years, a variety of wading birds have gathered at Norm’s Pond to nest. Wading birds typically look for islands surrounded by freshwater wetlands. These freshwater wetlands are home to

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Shorebird Research
Shorebird Research

Shorebird Research

In March 2012, Abby Sterling transitioned from the naturalist staff to begin working on a research project for her graduate work at the University of Georgia. She had been a naturalist since 2008,

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