This relaxed 5-day partnership tour will showcase the Georgia Bight’s exceptional fall bird migration with a focus on Manomet’s Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative. We’ll explore the southern swamplands and barrier islands with abundant cultural opportunities, beautiful weather, few bugs, and picturesque coastal scenery. There are three Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) sites in the Georgia Bight region; Georgia Barrier Islands, Altamaha River Delta, and Cape Romain-Santee Delta. Our focus will be exploring in and around the Georgia Barrier Islands which recently became the 100th site in WHSRN. This site comprises almost 80,000 acres of natural inlets, beaches and dunes, offshore sandbars, mudflats, and saltmarshes – all critical habitat for shorebirds throughout the year, and that’s especially true during the peak of fall migration. Prominent features of the delta include sand spit and barrier islands to the north and south with extensive barrier beaches, dunes, maritime forest and salt marshes. With this addition, WHSRN now conserves almost 40 million acres of shorebird habitat across the Americas.


Day 1. Morning arrivals at Jacksonville Int. Airport, Florida. Pick-up from airport and birding en route to St. Simons Island. Night on St. Simons Island.

Day 2. St. Simons Island, Altamaha WMA. Night on St. Simons Island.

Day 3. Harris Neck NWR, Altamaha River Delta boat trip. Night on St. Simons Island.

Day 4. Jekyll Island, Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Night on St. Simons Island.

Day 5. Birding en route to Jacksonville. Afternoon/evening departures from Jacksonville Int. Airport, Florida.


To learn more, contact:
Justin Barrett at or
508-224 6521.