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WILD facts: Coastal birding
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Planning a trip to the beach this summer? Grab your binoculars and take a self-guided tour along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail. With a wide variety of habitats across the trail’s 18 sites, more than 300 of the state’s 400 bird species have been spotted along this route. Favorites include the brightly colored painted bunting, the majestic bald eagle and the endangered wood stork.
The Creek Indians called Georgia’s coast “the Enchanted Land” for good reason! Go to and click “Conservation” for links to a Colonial Coast Birding Trail map and site details.
WILD Facts is a regular feature written by Linda May, a wildlifeinterpretive specialist with the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division.

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