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Georgia's Colonial Coast Birding Trail

Richmond Hill J.F. Gregory Park

Description: This unique park is operated by the City of Richmond Hill. The area is dominated by a 300-acre rice field that predates the Civil War. A three-mile walking trail runs along the top of a dike that encompasses the field, which today is a wooded wetland.

Types of Birds: Songbirds, wading birds, waterfowl

Best Birding Seasons: Songbirds (all), wading birds (all), waterfowl (winter)

Specialties: Prothonotary warbler, wood duck, barred owl

Tips: Look for warblers during spring and fall migrations. Prothonotary warblers are best seen from April to June.

Fee: Free.

Hours: Daylight hours

Telephone: (912) 756-3345

Fun Things to Do: Look for otters, beavers, alligators and armadillos while walking the trail.

Directions: Take Exit 90 and travel east approximately three miles to the junction of SR 144 and US 17. Stay on SR 144 and continue east to the junction of SR 144 and Cedar Street. Turn left on Cedar Street and go less than 1/4-mile on Cedar. See the map.