Originally a Guale Indian village, Fort Morris has a fascinating history. The site became the seaport town of Sunbury (one of several "dead towns" in Georgia) before becoming Fort Morris in 1776. The fort helped protect Georgia's coast during both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The site covers approximately 70 acres and is composed primarily of salt marsh and forested upland.
Yellow-throated warbler, marsh wren, clapper rail, painted bunting.
The best times to view painted buntings are in spring and summer. Woodlands are havens for warblers during spring and fall migrations. Look and listen for marsh wrens and clapper rails in the salt marshes throughout the year; however, the birds are most vocal in spring and summer.
Best Birding Seasons
Entrance fee. Check the GSPHS website for up-to-date pricing.
2559 Fort Morris Road
Midway, GA 31320