Shorebird Nesting Has Begun
Shorebird Nesting Has Begun

Shorebird Nesting Has Begun

After weeks of nest searching with little luck, the birds have finally decided that it’s warm enough and they are ready to start laying eggs. In previous years, we documented a

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Prescribed Burn: February 2015
Prescribed Burn: February 2015

Prescribed Burn: February 2015

Along the Georgia coast, muhly maritime grasslands (Muhlenbergia filipes) are a rare, but vital ecosystem for a variety of wildlife. With rising sea levels and coastal

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Sea turtle season is underway!
Sea turtle season is underway!

Sea turtle season is underway!

We are happy to announce the beginning of sea turtle nesting season here on the Georgia coast. Each year from May to August, female sea turtles laboriously crawl out of the ocean under the cover of

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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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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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