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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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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