Fall Bird Watching on Tybee Island

Did you know that Tybee Island is one of the best places on the East Coast for Fall Bird Watching?

Yes, that is right. Over the next several weeks, birds of all kinds will begin their migratory flights from the north to the warmer winter climates in the south. And Tybee Island becomes a bird watcher’s paradise.

Tybee Island is one of the 18 sites of The Colonial Coast Birding Trail of Georgia – which isn’t really a “trail” but a series of places known for stellar birdwatching. Over 300 species of birds have been spotted along the Georgia coast.

Tybee’s rich subtropical environment is the perfect setting for many year-round birds, but many species migrate through or only spend part of the year on Tybee Island.

The Fall migration is much longer than the Spring migration. This gives you more opportunity to plan your Bird Watching trip to Tybee Island over the next few months. Not only is this the best time for Bird watching on Tybee, but the weather is usually perfect, and the ocean is still warm!

According to the Georgia Birding and Wildlife Trails map, Fort Pulaski and Tybee’s North Beach are two of the best spots for Bird Watching on the Southeast coast.

While birdwatching on Tybee, you are almost sure to see migratory birds like the Purple Sandpiper, Piping Plover, Northern gannets, or if you’re lucky, you’ll spot one of Tybee’s famous Painted Buntings.

So, what do you need to plan a successful Bird watching Tybee vacation?

Binoculars or Spotting Scopes

If you need help finding a good pair of binoculars or spotting scope, we recommend checking out the helpful resources on Audobon.org.

A Good Field Guide

You can always buy a field guide like Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America and Audubon Guide to Bird Identification. There are also many helpful apps that you can download directly to your phone.

The Perfect Place to Stay

We got you covered! The Oceanfront Cottage Rentals collection of Vacation Home rentals features a wide selection of unique homes varying from condos to large Tybee mansions. Also, our local team of vacation planners is here to help you plan an unforgettable Bird Watching Trip to Tybee Island!

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