Birding Georgia

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Globe Pequot, 2000 - Nature - 278 pages
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An all-new site guide to the best birding locations in Georgia, from the mountains and forests of the north to the wetlands and coast in the south. This book tells you exactly where and when to go, and what you will find when you get there. Bar graphs and other detailed sections offer very specific information about when every species in the state will be either nesting, wintering, or just passing through on migration, and then tell you the best places to find each one. Giff Beaton began birding in 1975 after his outdoor interests evolved from fishing. He is a member of the Atlanta Audubon Society and has served on its Board of Directors. He has also belonged to the Georgia Ornithological Society (GOS), and he is currently on the GOS Checklist and Records Committee, as well as the South Carolina Record Committee of the Carolina Bird Club.
  

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User Review  - CivilWarWriter - LibraryThing

Carefully researched and clearly written instructions to the best birds, practically right down to the bush you should look in. This book is worth its weight in gold. Beaton is so well respected ... Read full review

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This book tells what parks and places to visit to see birds. It is not a manual to help in bird watching from your home. I was not as satisfied with the product as I had hoped, but if you are looking for an informational book to help in traveling, then it would be useful. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Planning a Birding Trip in Georgia
4
The Ethics and Etiquette of Birding
7
CLIMATE AND TOPOGRAPHY OF GEORGIA
10
HABITATS
13
GEORGIAS BEST BIRDING AREAS Map Legend
18
Map of Regions
19
Map of Birding Sites
20
Merry Brothers Brickyard Ponds
122
Savannah Lock and Dam
125
Augusta Levee
127
Coastal Plain Region Regional map
131
Lake Seminole Wildlife Management Area
136
Cobb Owl Fields
141
Perry Super Sod Farm
144
Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area
146

Mountain Region Regional map
22
Cumberland Plateau Area
23
Arrowhead Wildlife Education Center
29
Ridge and Valley Sod Farms
33
Pine Log Wildlife Management Area to Carters Lake
38
Cohutta Wildlife Management Area
44
Ivy Log Gap
48
Neels Gap to Lake Winfield Scott
51
Brasstown Bald
54
Rabun Bald
56
Burrells Ford
59
Piedmont Region Regional map
64
Sweetwater Creek State Park
67
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
71
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
79
E L Huie Land Application Facility and Newman Wetlands Center
85
Atlanta South Lakes Loop
91
Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area
93
Lake Lanier
96
Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge
99
Central City Park and Lower Poplar Street
103
Ocmulgee National Monument
107
Piedmont Lakes Central
109
Watson Spring
114
Dyar Pasture Wildlife Management Area
116
Piedmont Lakes East
119
Beaverdam Wildlife Management Area
150
Laurens County Loop
153
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
156
Big Hammock Wildlife Management Area
161
Altamaha River Overlook
164
East Georgia Turf Farm
165
Paulks Pasture Wildlife Management Area
169
Coast Region Regional map
172
Onslow Island
173
Savannah Airport Ponds
176
SavannahOgeechee Canal
177
Fort PulaskiTybee Island
179
Youmans Pond
183
Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge
185
Sapelo Island
188
Altamaha Waterfowl Management Area
192
St Simons Island
196
Andrews Island
200
Jekyll Island
203
Cumberland Island
207
STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION CHARTS
212
SPECIES TO LOOK FOR
237
OFFICIAL GEORGIA STATE LIST
265
About the Author
278
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About the author (2000)

Giff Beaton is the author of Birding Georgia and coauthor of Birds of Georgia. He is a recipient of the Earle R. Greene Memorial Award of the Georgia Ornithological Society.

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