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Colonial Coast Birding Trail
Colonial Coast Birding Trail. Georgia's vast network of rivers, marshes, and barrier islands is an ideal habitat for hundreds of species of birds, from nesting wood storks to red painted buntings. The Colonial Coast Birding Trail is a string of 18 sites along the coast from the border of South Carolina to Florida, straddling U.S. 17 and Interstate 95. Four of the sites (Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Jekyll Island, Cumberland Island, and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge) have been designated Important Birding Areas (IBAs) by the Georgia Audubon Society. With more than 300 species of birds to watch for, the staffs of visitor centers along the way have maps and plenty of bird-watching suggestions for both skilled and novice birders. Jekyll Island, GA. 912/262–3128. www.georgiawildlife.com/node/1356.
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