Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 10:59:22 EST
Sender: Georgia Birders Online <GABO-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Chuck Prine." <CWPANDEWP@AOL.COM>
Subject: Birding Savannah Airport
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Birders might find a trip to the Savannah Airport interesting even if they
don't have a scheduled flight. In particular check out the ponds bordering
Gulfstream Rd. This road leads from Route 21 out of Garden City past the
Coastal Prison and Gulfstream headquarters. Continue along all of the ponds
beyond the turn to the main terminal. Near the far end of Gulfstream Rd.
where there is a 90 degree bend to the left is one of the best ponds
(separated by some distance from the first ponds.) Also this pond has plenty
of room on the side of the road to pull off and set up scopes.
Among the birds seen the past couple of days at different times by Alec and
McClelland, Beth Roth and Chuck and Elizabeth Prine have been the following:
Water Pipits, Common Snipes, Chipping Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows, American
Coots (more than 60), Pied-billed Grebes, Lesser Scaup, Hooded Mergansers,
Mallard, Meadowlarks, Anhingas, Osprey (diving for fish), Fish Crows, Ring-
billed Gulls, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Turkey Vultures. There was an
unconfirmed report a few weeks ago that Wild Turkeys had been seen on the far
side of one of the ponds.