Birding Georgia Guide Book

by Giff Beaton (Falcon Guides)
Birding Georgia  by Giff Beaton

288pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 1560447842

An thorough site guide to the best birding locations in Georgia, from the mountains and forests of the north to the wetlands and coast in the south. This book tells you where and when to go, and what you will find when you get there. Bar graphs and other detailed sections offer very specific information about when every species will be either nesting, wintering, or just passing through on migration, and then tell you the best places to find each one. Giff Beaton began birding in 1975 and is a member of the Atlanta Audubon Society and has served on its Board of Directors. He has also belonged to the Georgia Ornithological Society (GOS), and he is currently on the GOS Checklist and Records Committee, as well as the South Carolina Record Committee of the Carolina Bird Club.

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Trails from the "Birding Georgia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 52.
... Preview: This site is simply an overlook for the Altamaha River in an area that boasts more Swallow-tailed Kites than any other in Georgia. They are not guaranteed, but if you spend a few hours here in the rig ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Jesup, GA - Birding
... Preview: The Altamaha Waterfowl Management Area is one of the best overall sites in Georgia, worth a visit in any season. The birdable areas are broken up into three sections. The first is the series of someti ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Darien, GA - Birding
... Preview: The dredge spoil-site itself is off-limits, but the causeway to Andrews Island is good for waders and shorebirds and can easily be accessed by car. This site is very close to both Jekyll Island and St ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Brunswick, GA - Birding
... Preview: Although this former fish hatchery is no longer used for that purpose, the Arrowhead Wildlife Education Center still has the ponds and a couple of nice trails around them. The site is fairly small and ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Armuchee, GA - Birding
... Preview: This loop is about 50 miles long, and will take about four hours. The loop starts at the E. L. Huie Land Application Facility, and takes you to three different lakes for an all-around waterfowl day. S ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Griffin, GA - Birding
... Preview: This site is on a large levee along the Savannah River near Augusta, and it involves birding along the river for migrant passerines. A dirt road is birdable for about 3 miles along the river, and sinc ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Augusta, GA - Birding
... Preview: Beaverdam WMA is a great area of mostly hardwood forest on the bank of the Oconee River. It offers miles of good trails for both breeding species and migrants. Many of the trails are driveable and tho ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Dublin, GA - Birding
... Preview: This 6,000-acre area is on the banks of the Altamaha River. It offers easy access to interesting coastal plain breeding species as well as a good place for migrants. There are several pairs of Swainso ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Glennville, GA - Birding
... Preview: Brasstown Bald is the tallest mountain in Georgia at 4,784 feet. Several species that breed only at the highest elevations in the state can be found here pretty easily, and the views are spectacular. ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Helen, GA - Birding
... Preview: The area near the Chattooga River along Burrell’s Ford Road is not only beautiful but offers some of the only remaining old-growth hemlock–white pine forest in Georgia. Both Red-breasted Nuthatches an ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Clayton, GA - Birding
... Preview: These two small areas offer some great birding right next to the city of Macon, and can easily be birded in a couple of hours from good paved roads. Central City Park is an open, manicured park on the ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Macon, GA - Birding
... Preview: The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) is a series of sections along the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta that have been set aside for all kinds of recreation. It just so happens tha ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Atlanta, GA - Birding
... Preview: This is the only spot in Georgia that has been reliable in recent years for Short-eared Owls. It is a series of cotton and other fields that has had this species in winter for at least the past five y ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Cobb, GA - Birding
... Preview: The Cohutta WMA is a huge area of forest in north Georgia, of more than 95,000 acres. This site covers only a small area along good gravel roads in the southern part of the WMA, but the whole area is ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Chatsworth, GA - Birding
... Preview: This section highlights several good spots in the extreme northwest corner of Georgia. This area can be accessed from Interstate 75 or from the city of Rome. The Cumberland Plateau extends from northw ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
La Fayette, GA - Birding
... Preview: Cumberland Island is Georgia’s largest barrier island, and a national seashore since 1972. There are a few remaining areas of private land, but most of it is national park. This is also one of the lea ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Kingsland, GA - Birding
... Preview: This area of Dawson Forest WMA is called the City of Atlanta tract. It is a large area of maturing second-growth forest near the Etowah River with many interesting breeding warblers and other neotropi ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Cumming, GA - Birding
... Preview: This wetland was formerly a forest that was transformed by the filling of Lake Oconee. The rising water drowned the trees, and the seasonal rising and falling water level created a mudflat. In late su ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Madison, GA - Birding
... Preview: The E. L. Huie Land Application Facility is a 4,000-acre wastewater treatment site about 20 miles south of downtown Atlanta, and is a must-visit location for nearly the entire year. Featuring a series ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Griffin, GA - Birding
... Preview: This sod farm is just north of Interstate 16 near Statesboro.It offers a good opportunity to look for grassland shorebirds and herons in fall. A selection of adjacent habitats offers good birding at a ... From the guidebook "Birding Georgia"
Swainsboro, GA - Birding

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