Common Birds of Coastal Georgia

Author: Jim Wilson
Publisher: Wormsloe Foundation Publications
ISBN: 0820338281
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Ideal for amateur birders, nature enthusiasts, and visitors to the Atlantic coast, this guide presents 103 species of birds commonly seen on the beaches and in the marsh and inland areas of Georgia's coastal region. The guide features large color photographs for easy and immediate identification and is divided into three sections that reflect distinct types of coastal habitats--backyards, ponds and marshes, and shore and ocean. Within these three sections, the species are arranged by size of bird, from smaller birds, such as painted buntings, to larger ones, such as brown pelicans. Information for each bird species includes common and scientific names, distinguishing marks and characteristics, and descriptions of bird calls, typical habitats, and nesting and feeding behaviors. Accounts also show variations in plumage according to sex, age, and season. A perfect companion for residents and visitors alike, Common Birds of Coastal Georgia also serves as an excellent introduction to birding, bird identification, and conservation.

Common Birds of Greater Atlanta

Author: Jim Wilson
Publisher: Wormsloe Foundation Publications
ISBN: 0820338257
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Designed for beginning birders and nature enthusiasts alike, this easy-to-use guide presents sixty-one of the most common species of birds in the greater Atlanta area. The guide features large color photographs throughout for immediate identification and is conveniently organized by bird size, starting with very small birds, such as the ruby-throated hummingbird, and progressing to larger species, such as the great blue heron. Information for each bird species includes common and scientific names, distinguishing marks and characteristics, and descriptions of bird calls, typical habitats, and nesting and feeding behaviors. Accounts also show variations in plumage according to sex, age, and season. The perfect companion for every backyard birder, Common Birds of Greater Atlanta also serves as an excellent introduction to birding, bird identification, and conservation.

Birds of Georgia

Author: John W. Parrish, Jr.
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub. International
ISBN: 9768200057
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Full of interesting facts and useful information, Birds of Georgia is a field guide geared to both the casual backyard observer and the experienced naturalist. The book features over 300 of Georgia's most abundant or notable bird species, each one illustrated in color.

Georgia s Amazing Coast

Author: David Bryant
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820325333
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Nature

Fun and learning come together in Georgia's Amazing Coast, an inviting collection of one hundred short, self-contained features about the flora, fauna, and natural history of that fascinating place where land meets sea. Each page includes a full-color illustration and breezy, fact-filled commentary on coastal wildlife from fifty-foot-long northern right whales to single-cell plankton, from shy coyotes to overbearingly sociable sand gnats. Readers will learn about the lifespan of the gopher tortoise, the acting talents of the hognose snake, the health benefits of eating pawpaws, the importance of tidal fluctuations, and much more. Written for the general reader, yet solidly researched, Georgia's Amazing Coast will spark our sense of wonder and inspire us to learn even more about our natural heritage and what all of us can do to preserve it.

Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

Author: Blair Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561644902
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

"Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas" satisfies a beachcomber's curiosity within a comprehensive yet easily browsed guide covering beach processes, plants, animals, minerals, and manmade objects. Full-color photos. Maps.

Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast

Author: Peter Meyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0962818666
Release Date: 2010-04-14
Genre: Nature

Second Edition. Completely updated, revised and expanded version of book originally published in 1991. A field guide of commonly found things on coastal Carolina beaches and surrounding estuaries.

Island Time

Author: Jingle Davis
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820342450
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Travel

Capturing the history and beauty of a key destination in the land of the Golden Isles... Eighty miles south of Savannah lies St. Simons Island, one of the most beloved seaside destinations in Georgia and home to some twenty thousand year-round residents. In Island Time, Jingle Davis and Benjamin Galland offer a fascinating history and stunning visual celebration of this coastal community. Prehistoric people established some of North America's first permanent settlements on St. Simons, leaving three giant shell rings as evidence of their occupation. People from other diverse cultures also left their mark: Mocama and Guale Indians, Spanish friars, pirates and privateers, British soldiers and settlers, German religious refugees, and aristocratic antebellum planters. Enslaved Africans and their descendants forged the unique Gullah Geechee culture that survives today. Davis provides a comprehensive history of St. Simons, connecting its stories to broader historical moments. Timbers for Old Ironsides were hewn from St. Simons's live oaks during the Revolutionary War. Aaron Burr fled to St. Simons after killing Alexander Hamilton. Susie Baker King Taylor became the first black person to teach openly in a freedmen's school during her stay on the island. Rachel Carson spent time on St. Simons, which she wrote about in The Edge of the Sea. The island became a popular tourist destination in the 1800s, with visitors arriving on ferries until a causeway opened in 1924. Davis describes the challenges faced by the community with modern growth and explains how St. Simons has retained the unique charm and strong sense of community that it is known for today. Featuring more than two hundred contemporary photographs, historical images, and maps, Island Time is an essential book for people interested in the Georgia coast. A Friends Fund publication.

Birds of Coastal South Carolina

Author: Roger S. Everett
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 076432845X
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Nature

The coast of South Carolina is a spectacular place to observe our winged friends. Many species are to be found there, both resident and those that are passing through on their annual migrations. This new book, by noted bird photographer Roger Everett, captures the birds found along South Carolinas shore in beautiful, full color images. Organized by habitats, the yard, garden, woodlands, beaches, and nature reserves, the species range from common House Wrens and Chickadees to the rarer Seaside Sparrows, Caspian Terns, and Golden-Crowned Kinglets . While not a field guide, it will aid dedicated birders and casual visitors to see the aviary that surrounds them. The photographs are amplified by the author's observations and concise, informative captions. Enjoy hours of pleasure viewing and reading about the birds in this special area.

The Breeding Bird Atlas of Georgia

Author: Todd M. Schneider
Publisher:
ISBN: 0820328936
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Nature

This is a comprehensive historical record of all free-ranging bird species known to be breeding in Georgia around the beginning of the new millennium. The atlas profiles 182 species, from the sociable House Wren to the secretive Black Rail; from the thriving Red-shouldered Hawk to the threatened Wilson's Plover. The atlas is the result of a systematic survey conducted from 1994 to 2001, the massive collaborative effort of several private organizations, public agencies, and many individuals. It offers a wealth of information critical to bird-conservation efforts and provides a baseline so that changes to species ranges, numbers, and other significant aspects of each species' status can be better understood. Each species account includes: Color photograph of the bird Information on the bird's habitat and life history, distribution, population trends, and conservation status. Details discussed include diet, nesting habits, life cycle of the young, predators, and interactions with humans. Color distribution map showing the state's six ecoregions and indicating possible, probable, and confirmed breeding Graphs showing population trends, when appropriate Also included are chapters on the survey methodology, results of the surveys, influence of the physical environments of the state on bird distribution, changes in the avifauna since European settlement, and bird conservation.

Georgia Bird Watching

Author: Bill Thompson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1591860989
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Nature

Like gardening, bird watching is a fast-growing regional hobby. Now, Cool Springs Press brings its proven method of successful state-specific gardening approach to bird watching guides. In collaboration with Bird Watcher's Digest, these bird watching guides provide accessible, credible advice. The birds that frequent the backyards of Georgia differ from the birds that frequent the backyards of Tennessee. In addition to unique descriptions, each bird profile includes a range map to identify each bird's North American distribution. One hundred birds are profiled, each with a color photograph, to ensure accurate identification. A seasonal section informs the reader of: Migrating birds that can be seen during that season The foods and plants that can attract those birds Where to go to view year-round and migrating birds Cool Springs Press's partner, Bird Watcher's Digest, has sold more than 4 million copies of their booklets on bird species, bird habitat, feeding, and other related topics. This series of books from Cool Springs Press targets the beginning bird watchers for ten states.

Birds of North Carolina South Carolina Georgia

Author: Greg R. Homel
Publisher: Quick Reference Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1936913143
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Nature

Birds of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia is a quick and easy to use, light-weight, durable, all-weather field guide to the inspiring and incredibly varied birdlife of the the Carolinas, contiguous with Georgia. Unlike most regional guides, this one does not stop at artificial state linesrather it treats a representative sample of birds inhabiting the whole of this rich biogeographic region. Stunning photographs depict 130 species of birds, enabling users to identify nearly every commonly-occurring and regional birds they encounterday or nightin an area spanning from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, south along the Atlantic Coast to the Sea Islands of South Carolina, and Georgias Cumberland Island National Seashore, then inland to the Okefenokee Swamp, Southern Appalachiaincluding the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains National Parkto the Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia state lines, and all points between.

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

Author: Blair E. Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561644971
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and color photographs. Accounts feature glimpses of each seashell's former life as a living creature. The organization and descriptions as well as the photographs make shell identification easy.

Birding Georgia

Author: Giff Beaton
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 1560447842
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Nature

Where-to site guide to the best birding locations in Georgia including information on when to go and every species in the state.