Explore Wildlife

of the Golden Isles

Posted June 15, 2020

Georgia only has about 90 miles of coastline, but holds approximately one-third of the entire Atlantic seaboard's marshland, meaning the Golden Isles has ample and diverse habitats for birds and marine life alike, and is a major migratory stop for wildlife.

Large areas of old growth maritime forests on the islands create tree canopies for habitat and make for an absolutely unique and beautiful setting unlike any other on the east coast. There is no better proof of the unspoiled natural beauty of the area than the abundance and variety of wildlife which inhabit this coastal low country, yet enjoying them rarely requires ardent searching.

The marsh serves as a nursery for the growing fish and shellfish, and the tall marshland grasses provide refuge for many adult animals in estuaries where the area's salt and fresh waters mix.

Enjoy a cup of coffee on the balcony and spot as many of the 400+ species of birds that can be found in the area.

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