If you think the gorgeous marshes of Georgia’s Sea Island are only great draws for human travelers, you must not know about all of the avian guests who flock to the area around this time of year. From the oystercatchers to owls and osprey, Glynn County is a haven for our feathered friends, and from April 12 through 14, Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star The Cloister is celebrating all its wonders with the Birding Weekend Adventure, three days packed with sightseeing adventures, guest lecturers and workshops for naturalists of all levels.
Conservation specialist Brad Winn will lead the weekend off with a discussion about the state’s coastal birds. The next morning bird enthusiasts have the option of exploring inland waters via kayak or taking a morning walk around various habitats. The afternoon will be filled with hands-on classes featuring everything from nature photography to binocular-using techniques. The latter will definitely come in handy for the sunset kayaking trip or the Sunday morning boating expedition.
The Birding Weekend Adventure, which starts at $590 per night, includes the welcome reception, daily breakfast, a guide booklet and birding amenity; all of the aforementioned excursions are an additional fee. And with such a wild weekend lineup, you will hardly have any time to enjoy the resort’s other attractions such as the Five-Star Georgian Room restaurant or The Spa at Sea Island. But don’t get your feathers in a ruffle, it’s probably best to just plan on migrating back to the property at a later date.
Photos courtesy of Sea Island