|Sapelo Island Birding Adventure
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 3 PM to 8:30 PM
This adventure features birding with expert ornithologists around a barrier island. Habitats include open fields, maritime forests, marshes and beaches. On October 9, an optional kayak trip is available to participants interested in spending more time on Sapelo Island.
Sapelo Island is an incredible place to be during fall migration. The isolated beaches are excellent for viewing a variety of shorebirds, gulls and terns with the possibility of seeing red knots and long-billed curlews. Migrating raptors – particularly peregrine falcons and merlins – may also be seen on the beach. Sapelo is the only place in the United States outside of Texas to see the plain chachalaca which was introduced to the island in the 1920s. You will also see fall migrants, wood storks, bald eagles, white pelicans, and possibly roseate spoonbills. Painted buntings may be found in scrubs areas on the island. On October 9, an optional kayak trip is available to participants interested in spending more time on the island. (See pdf on the right.)
Historic Reynolds Mansion Lodging:
Double Room with Twin Bed - $299
Single Room: $599
$250 per person for a double
$599 per person for a single room
$299 - $599 depending on Reynold's Mansion accommodations. 912-485-2299.
Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island
1766 Landing Road
Route 1, Box 1500
Darien, GA 31305
N 31.398116 | W -081.276666
Location: The Sapelo ferry and visitor center are located in Meridian, 8 miles northeast of Darien, off Ga. Hwy. 99.