Tybee Island, GA
Tybee Island is the northernmost barrier island on the Georgia coast. This popular vacation destination offers great birding opportunities. One of the best birding spots is located along the beach at the north end of the island. Parking is recommended in the public lots around Fort Screven. Walk along the beach toward the northern tip of the island.
Purple sandpiper, piping plover, northern gannets.
This is the best place in Georgia to find purple sandpipers. Look for them in winter along the rocks and near the beach at high tide. Tybee is also a prime spot to see northern gannets from shore. Bring a spotting scope and look for northern gannets, gulls and terns flying just offshore. Sandpipers, gulls and terns gather in flocks along the beach at high tide. Do not disturb resting or nesting birds. Large flocks of gulls, terns and shorebirds can often be found roosting at high tide.
Other Wildlife Highlights
Sea turtles nest on Tybee beaches. In late summer, gulf fritillary and dragonfly migrations can be impressive along the beach. Tybee is also a great spot for dolphin watching.
Best Birding Seasons
5000 Wildlife Drive NE
Townsend, GA 31331