Year of the Bird Celebration with Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Year of the Bird Celebration with Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

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Please join Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and Ogeechee Audubon Society for a program celebrating the Year of the Bird!

This hands-on program to build Barn Owl boxes is limited to 20 individuals.

Note:  You must sign-up by October 30th to participate.

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Public Meeting:   Recovery of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Public Meeting: Recovery of the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

Speaker: Larry Carlile

Larry’s presentation will discuss the recovery of the Fort Stewart red-cockaded woodpecker population and management activities that support other rare species on the Installation. Larry is an avid birder, is a member of Ogeechee Audubon Society, and is President of the Georgia Ornithological Society.

Larry Carlile is a graduate of the University of Georgia, D.B. Warnell School of Forestry (MS). He has been a Wildlife Biologist for the Department of Defense at Fort Stewart / Hunter Army Airfield for the past 24 years. Larry supervises a staff of nine wildlife biologists and is responsible for the management and monitoring of state and federally protected rare, threatened, and endangered species including the smooth coneflower, bald eagle, wood stork, eastern indigo snake, frosted flatwoods salamander, and red-cockaded woodpecker, as well as game species and sport fish within an active and dynamic military landscape.

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Skidaway Marine Science Day
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Skidaway Marine Science Day

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Tours and talks will make a can’t-miss event for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus, located on the north end of the island (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Ga. 31411).

The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

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Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Oct
13
8:00 AM08:00

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

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We will stroll through the park-like setting of the beautiful 51-acre gardens looking for migrating birds, early arriving winter residents, and even some interesting butterflies, moths, and other pollinating insects, all drawn by the diversity of the floral plantings. As the Gardens grow and develop, variations in habitats are attracting a wide assemblage of species. (https://www.facebook.com/BambooFarmCoastalGardens).

Designated an eBird Hotspot, 135 species have been reported on the grounds to date. Help us add to that list.

Meet inside the Canebrake Road entrance in the Andrews Visitor and Education Center parking lot at 8:00 am.

Leader: Stan Gray, graysirisgarden@comcast.net or 912-659-5020.

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Hutchinson Island
Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

Hutchinson Island

With fall migration well underway, we never know what we will find on Hutchinson, including migratory songbirds, shorebirds, and raptors.

Meet by the large white building in the center of The Reserve at 8 am. Leader Larry Carlile, 912-224-1796 or l.carlile259@comcast.net

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Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Aug
25
8:00 AM08:00

Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge

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NEW - Added field trip, replaces cancelled Onslow Island Field Trip

We'll be looking for migrating songbirds as well as late season herons, egrets, wood storks, ibis, roseate spoonbills, and black-bellied whistling ducks.

Meet at the entrance at 8:00 am. Bring water, bug spray, hat, sunscreen.  Leader:   Pam Smith 717-201-9756 or pavercel@comcast.net

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Tybee Island North Beach
Aug
12
8:00 AM08:00

Tybee Island North Beach

This is the time when we find the first returning shorebirds, Caspian terns, migrating black terns, and lots of begging juveniles, laughing gulls, royal terns, sandwich terns, and more, as well as a few early migrant songbirds.

Meet at Jaycee Park at 8 am to carpool over to Polk Street. Leader: Diana Churchill, 912-604-7539 or dichurchbirds@gmail.com

Note:  There is a charge to park your car at Jaycee Park.

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