Birdsong Nature Center

Thomasville, GA

I spent a wonderful couple hours at this South Georgia nature center.

I finally managed my schedule to be there on one of the few days they are open.

(Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm)

and I am happy I did. What a pleasant surprise.

I was directed to to the trail system "out behind the barns".

I walked an hour or so, stopping mid way at a rustic building called the listening room.

This one room screened in building afforded nice views of the forest and meadows but alas, no birds.

Refreshed, I continued the rest of the way back to the main house

and the long anticipated Bird Window.

Along the path I was lucky enough to see an eastern bluebird, red-headed woodpecker,

and these two as yet unidentified birds.




Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the actual room and it's floor to ceiling picture window, but the bird viewing from my side of the glass was breath-taking.

Mid July and mid-day I was not expecting much, but I was rewarded with some phenomanal action. OK so there weren't any migratory rarities today, but I did see some remarkably colored juvenile cardinals.


Not to be out done, the hummingbirds wanted to pose for the paparazzi as well.

The tufted titmce were well represented.

In addition to a red-bellied woodpecker, this eastern towhee paid a visit and decided it was bath time.

Just as I was packing up to leave, which was a real struggle,

I was surprised and excited to see this wonderful specimen stop by also for a bath.

The indigo bunting is a life bird for me.

I was lucky to be able to photograph it from such close range.

If you are in the area on a Wednesday or the weekend be sure to pay the $5.00 donation and visit the Birdsong Nature Center.

It is located 30 miles north of Talahassee, FL and about an hour west of Valdosta GA.

birdsong nature center

Birdsong Nature Center

2106 Meridian Road Thomasville, GA 31792

Phone:229-377-4408 or 800-953-2473


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