“Close Encounters of the Bird Kind” in GA’s Parks

For extra fun try to find an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in any of Georgia's State Parks!

For extra fun try to find an Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in any of Georgia’s State Parks!

You won’t believe this, but there are people who would rather watch I Love Lucy reruns than observe the live birds in their own backyards.  Really!

Our feathered friends will visit often for a drink of water and a few crumbs.  They’ll even sing for their supper!

You can see birds without investing a dime or you can buy a pair of binoculars.  They cost anywhere from thousands down to a pair by Tasco for less than $30.  My favorites are Nikon 8×42 A211 Aculons.  Shop around and you’ll find them for $70.

This month, our friends at Georgia’s State Parks make birding easy and enjoyable.  All you need is a passion for these gorgeous creations.

Birding Events

  • Close Encounters of the Bird Kind: Saturdays, 1 – 2 p.m.  Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge, Dawsonville, GA.
  • Morning Bird Watches: Sunday, March 23, 8 a.m.  Crooked River State Park, St. Marys, GA
  • Backyard Birding: Sunday, March 9, 8:30 a.m.  High Falls State Park, Jackson, GA
  • Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk:  Saturday, March 15, 1 p.m.  Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge, GA

Photographers wanting to capture that perfect pose can visit the bird blind at Crooked River State Park near St. Marys or the birding room at Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah.

Locate an elusive ivory-billed woodpecker and you’ll be the life of the party!

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