Rare bird: Snow Bunting

It’s no secret that Little St. Simons Island is a birder’s paradise. We are graced with beautiful birds year-round, everything from magnificent shorebirds to tiny warblers. With

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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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Black Skimmers nest on North Main Beach
Black Skimmers nest on North Main Beach

Black Skimmers nest on North Main Beach

We are nearing the end of the summer and the end of nesting season for our shorebirds. However, the Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger) have set up a pretty sizable colony on the northern tip of

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A rare visitor…
A rare visitor…

A rare visitor…

Several days ago I set out with a small group of guests for what I expected would be a routine day of seining and surf fishing. While I pulled the seine net along the shoreline, I expected to bring

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Beach Babies!
Beach Babies!

Beach Babies!

We are in full swing with the American Oystercatcher Nesting Project and we are off to a fantastic start! With past research, it has been shown that American Oystercatchers have difficulty nesting

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