Friday, October 7, 2011

On the Georgia Coast Birding Rampage

I spent the weekend at St. Simons Island doing some birding around the area. One of the days I went to the Altamaha River Delta to do some serious birding. Some of the highlights were Black Bellied Whistling Ducks, King Rail, Roseate Spoonbills, American Bittern, and Clay Colored Sparrow. These are only a few of the awesome birds I saw that day. I managed to get some good pictures of some birds. The next day I birded at Little St. Simons Island. The highlight birds of that trip included Reddish Egret, Long Billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, White-Rumped, Least, and Western Sandpipers. While on the way to the GA coast I did some birding and stopped at some state parks. I found this Palm Warbler ( pictured below) which was very curious about me and got very close allowing a great photo. Hope you guys will have an opportunity to get some cool birds soon. Have a nice day and happy birding!

- John Mark Simmons
Black Bellied Whistling Duck
                                                                  Palm Warbler


  1. Very cute bills on the ducks! Pink and purple!

  2. Nice Pictures! I hope you see the reddish egret tomorrow. They are very cool. I managed to get one a couple winters back, and they are still my favorite wading bird!

  3. Hey John,

    I did manage to get TWO Reddish Egrets out on the beach with 40mph winds but it was still epic. We also got Great Black Backed Gull, Marbled Godwits, and a Long Billed Curlew.