CGAS Field Trips and Events
2017

 

Save the dates! More information on specifics, directions, etc. as the time approaches. For questions, feel free to call Bob Sattelmeyer, 404-217-7082.

 

March 4, Saturday: Marshes of Glynn Park and Overlook, Highway 17 in Brunswick, 9 a.m. “Lawn chair birding” for shorebirds and waders as the tide comes in over the mud flats.

March 18, Saturday: Okefenokee Swamp and Chesser Island landfill near Folkston. Red-cockaded Woodpeckers, Bachman’s Sparrows, Eagles. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Winn Dixie at I95 Exit 29, or at 8:00 a.m. at east entrance to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge off Rte. 121.  .

April 8, Saturday: Altamaha WMA near Darien. Early migrants, shorebirds, and wading birds. Meet at Champney boat launch ramp on Rte. 17 at 7:30 a.m. Moderate walking along dikes.

April 15, Saturday: Cannon’s Point Preserve, St Simons Island. Spring migrants and birds of the marsh and maritime forest. Meet at parking area inside the preserve off Lawrence Rd. at the north end of the island at 7:30 a.m. Moderate walking.

April 22: Paulk’s Pasture WMA.  Spring migrants. Meet at Winn-Dixie on Rte 341/25 just north of I-95 exit 36 at 7:30 a.m. Mostly birding by car.

April 19-21: Annual Whimbrel Watch at sunset, Gould’s Inlet, St Simons Island. Meet at Gould's Inlet (end of Bruce Dr.) at 7:30 p.m. Completely sedentary.

April 29, Saturday: Altama Plantation WMA. Spring migrants at our newest WMA, which includes upland woods, open fields, and bottomland along the Altamaha River. Meet at entrance to WMA immediately west of I-95 Exit 4 (SR 99) at 7:30 a.m. Moderate walking.

May 6, Saturday: Clay Hole Swamp WMA, near Sterling. Spring migrants and the secretive Swainson's Warbler. Meet at Winn Dixie on rte. 341/25 justnorth of I-95 exit 36 at 7:30 a.m.  Moderate walking.

May ?: Jekyll Island golf course by cart with Lydia Thompson to see the Wood Stork roost. Date TBD.

All trip are free and open to the public except as noted. Bring your own water, snacks, and insect repellent. If you have questions, feel free to contact Bob Sattelmeyer at endgrds@gsu.edu, or 404-217-7082.

 

 

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