Coastal Birding

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Head down to the coast in Sunbury Georgia for a visit to Fort Morris Historic Site. This site was once an earthenworks Revolutionary War fort, and is now a stop along the Colonial Coast birding trail. Stop here for a walk through the nature trail and spot various species of birds. You’ll also enjoy the view of St. Catherines Island.

Coastal birding in Liberty County, Georgia.Keeping on Fort Morris Road, visit Yeomans Bird Pond. Visitors to this site will see wood stork, osprey, yellow and black crowned herons and white Ibis. This beautiful pond is a wonderful stop even when the birds aren’t around.

As you head back in stop for lunch at Melody’s Coastal Cafe. You and your family will get the full southern experience eating your BBQ sandwich at a picnic table!

Just up the road a bit, take a detour off the highway to Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center. Walk along the boardwalk across various ecosystems as you make your way out to Cay Creek. Stop and enjoy the breeze on the water and take in the birds who frequent this area and its multiple ecosystems. Head up to the look-out tower for a “bird’s eye view” of the boardwalk, too!

Head down Charlie Butler Road a little further to find Cay Creek Road. This dirt road is a popular spot for the birds, and a favorite photo spot as well. If you stop and hang out a while, you’ll see various species of birds as you take in the peaceful scenery.

Turn off Highway 17 onto E.B. Cooper Hwy into Riceboro. You’ll enjoy winding down with a walk through the Historic Baptismal Trail. For almost 100 years this site was an active holy place where the ancestors of the local Geechee communities baptized new members into their faith. This sacred trail provides a peaceful walking path for visitors to unplug from daily life.

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