Located on the Atlantic Migratory Flyway, our Island is a prized paradise for avid and casual birders. More than 330 species have been regularly spotted here, from Bald Eagles and Roseate Spoonbills to Oystercatchers and Painted Buntings, as the Island’s undisturbed beaches and woodlands are havens for a number of threatened and endangered species.
Early morning birding trips, evening owl prowls and other bird-seeking excursion are regular activities led by our skilled naturalists. Or strike out on your own with binoculars, a map of birding hot spots and a Little St. Simons Island Birding Checklist.
September is a special month for birding – sightings include: Black-crowned Night Heron, Long-billed Curlew, Black-bellied Plover, Black-necked Stilt, Piping Plover, Reddish Egret, Caspian Tern, Royal Tern, Glossy Ibis, Marbled Godwit, American Oystercatcher, American Bittern, Marsh Wren, Greater Black-backed Gull, Nighthawk, Osprey, Brown Thrasher (our state bird), Ruby Throated Hummingbird, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Eastern Kingbird, Blue-winged Teal, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red Knot, Anhinga and many more.