Sapelo Island Birding Adventure
Daily until Wednesday, May 7, 2014
3 PM to 4:30 PM
This event has already occurred.
An exciting new 24-hour birding event. Travel by ferry to Sapelo Island along Georgia’s scenic coast, enjoy birding the beaches, marshes, fields and forests of this limited access barrier island with expert birders and, overnight at the historic Reynolds Mansion. Registration is limited. Meals included.
Sapelo Island Birding Adventure: May 6-7, 2014
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is proud to announce the Sapelo Island Birding Adventure, an exciting new 24-hour birding event. Participants will travel by ferry to Sapelo Island along Georgia’s scenic coast, enjoy birding the beaches, marshes, fields and forests of this limited access barrier island with expert birders and, overnight at the historic Reynolds Mansion. Learn more – link to the brochure/flyer posted on the website.
Sapelo is a Birder’s Paradise
Sapelo Island is an incredible place to be during the height of spring 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. 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 spring migrants, nesting wood storks, a bald eagle nest, white pelicans, and possibly roseate spoonbills. Painted buntings are fairly common and can be found in scrubs areas all over the island.
Reservations: Registration is limited to 24 participants with an option to stay a second night and explore the island by kayak with expert guides or strike out on your own. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Register by April 1 to secure your place on this exclusive birding trip. For reservations call 912-485-2299. Questions for the naturalist contact: Cate.Williams@gadnr.org
The Historic Reynold’s Mansion
The Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island is a destination within a destination accommodating up to 29 guests in 13 bedrooms. From the ornately decorated Circus Room, to the murals of famed Atlanta artist, Athos Menaboni, a stay at the Reynolds is a unique experience. http://gastateparks.org/SapeloIslandReynoldsMansion
Cost: $299/person for double occupancy; an additional $250 for the optional one day extension. The cost includes registration, overnight accommodations at the Mansion, meals and transportation on the island. The ferry fee ($15.00 per person) is not included in registration. Starting at $299/person for double occupancy; ferry fee ($15) is not included in registration. $5 parking.
Crooked River State Park
6222 Charlie Smith Sr. Highway
St. Marys, GA 31558
N 30.8422056 | W -81.5524702
7 miles north of St. Marys on Ga. Spur 40 or 8 miles east of I-95 exit 3.
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