St. Simons Island, GA (PRWEB) August 17, 2006 -–
Now in its fourth year, Georgia’s Colonial Coast Birding & Nature Festival will feature an exciting weekend of field trips, seminars and evening programs October 13-15, that will attract folks from all over the southeast, including Atlanta, Charleston, and Jacksonville, as well as Savannah. ResortQuest St. Simons Island offers vacation rentals and beach accommodations to accommodate nearby visitors. This year a Saturday training session for young birders who would like to learn more about coastal birds has been added to the schedule. The goal is to encourage and help young people who have a special interest in science, art and the outdoors.
Only a few miles from St. Simons Island, the festival headquarters are on beautiful Jekyll Island, Georgia. This barrier island is midway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida and is connected to the mainland by a six-mile, marsh-hemmed causeway.
Southeast Georgia is a birder’s paradise, offering a wide variety of habitats and wildlife. Shorelines, salt marshes, old rice fields, woodlands, tidal rivers, freshwater wetlands and more all host their own fascinating bird communities.
Georgia’s Colonial Coast Birding & Nature Festival provides a vast spectrum of opportunities for everyone from the casual nature enthusiast to the most experienced birder. Field trips to over twenty different natural areas, including barrier islands and informative seminars on a wide range of topics are the cornerstone of the festival.
The whole family will enjoy spending time in The Rookery, this large exhibition area will showcase a variety of different vendors, conservation groups, kids’ activities, arts and crafts; even a live raptor show!
Join us Friday afternoon for the second annual Georgia Birds Conservation Summit, hosted by Peter Stangel of the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation. Later that evening, celebrate the 75th anniversary of Georgia’s State Parks System with a social gathering and special presentation. The festivities continue on Saturday evening with a delectable “Jimmy” Buffet dinner banquet, followed by a keynote address from Massachusetts Important Bird Area Director, Wayne Petersen.
From pristine barrier island refuges to the mysterious Okefenokee Swamp; from Savannah, the hostess city of the south, to the Golden Isles; coastal Georgia has a little something for everyone and a whole lot of southern charm! For more information on the Coastal Birding and Nature Festival please visit: CoastalGorgiaBrding.org
ResortQuest St. Simons Island offers luxury vacation rental homes and villas just a short drive away from Jekyll Island. Enjoy ocean breezes, unique shopping and dining along with a multitude of outdoor activities for family and friends. Stay in the village, or pick a condo with ocean views, but either way St. Simons Island is a nice compliment to your time here in the Golden Isles of Georgia.
For more information on ResortQuest St. Simons Island and its vacation rental homes and villas, visit the website at ResortQueststSimons.com. To book accommodations and check availability call toll-free 1-888-315-6060.
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