Pinewoods Bird Festival - April 13-15, 2007

Pinewoods Bird Festival, Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia - April 13-15, 2007

Bird watching has become one of the most popular forms of outdoor recreation.  To celebrate Georgia birdlife and to learn more about the adventures of birding, bring your entire family and join in the fun at the Pinewoods Bird Festival at Pebble Hill Plantation on April 13-15, 2007.  The Festival will host a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy.  Visit www.pinewoodsbirdfestival.com for more event details.

Birding Basics, Kids Activities, Food & More!

Wildlife vendors and professional birders will provide educational resources and instruction on everything from buntings to binoculars -- feeders to flickers and more!  Join in the fun at the Childrens Activity Center and have your face painted like a pinewoods bird, then explore many hands-on activities & games.  Grab lunch or a snack at one of the great food booths, and sip on a cup of shade-grown coffee - its bird-friendly!

The Endangered Species Experience

Share an experience of a lifetime with your child!  Travel through the old pine forests of Pebble Hill Plantation with a wildlife biologist guide to get the chance to view one of Georgias rarest birds, the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker.  Be sure not to miss this exciting wildlife viewing opportunity!

Other Colorful Wings

Experience Georgias other colorful winged wildlife - butterflies!  Visit with the Butterfly Lady of southwest Georgia and learn more about our fluttering friends while spending time in the beautifully landscaped butterfly gardens on the grounds at Pebble Hill Plantation. Browse through the Plant Sale while professionals demonstrate how to create the perfect bird and butterfly friendly habitat in your own backyard.

Georgia's Best Singer

While winding through a mature longleaf pine forest, visitors may hear the beautiful song of the Bachman's Sparrow - Georgia's Best Singer - and see many other specialty birds in the habitats of the pinewoods.  Early spring offers a chance to see local breeding birds as well as migratory birds that are preparing to head further north.  Enjoy great viewing opportunities to see anything from bluebirds and buntings to barred owls and bobwhite quail.  Special tours will be provided throughout the day by the Georgia DNR and Tall Timbers Research Station biologists.

Festival Fees

The Pinewoods Bird Festival welcomes visitors of all ages who want to learn more about the thrilling experience of birdwatching.  Visit Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia on April 13-15, 2007 and enjoy a fun filled day with the entire family!

Festival Admission Fees:

Adults: $5.00
Children (12 and under): $3.00
Visit www.pinewoodsbirdfestival.com for FREE admission contest for children!
Abbreviated Main House Tours: $5.00
(See www.pinewoodsbirdfestival.com for Pre-registration form and information on scheduled Festival Field Trip fees.)

Additional fees may apply, and some events are space limited.

A portion of the proceeds from the Pinewoods Bird Festival will help support the Red Hills Wildlife Fund at Tall Timbers Research Station.

Directions to Historic Pebble Hill Plantation

Gracious and vital with the South's strong traditions, Pebble Hill Plantation is a home rich in wildlife viewing, art, and history. Wander the grounds where pines and magnolias throw long shadows across lush green lawns and gardens. A stroll through the extensive and beautiful grounds always ends at the intriguing stable complex where serpentine walls showcase a collection of antique carriages. At the end of the day, you will walk away with lasting memories that are better felt than defined.

From Thomasville, GA:
Take US 319 south toward Tallahassee, FL for approximately 5 miles. The Pebble Hill Plantation main entrance is on the right.

From Tallahassee, FL:
From I-10, take US 319 north toward Thomasville, GA for approximately 25 miles.  The Pebble
Hill Plantation main entrance is on the left.

2007 Festival Partners

Birdsong Nature Center
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division
Georgia Ornithological Society
Pebble Hill Plantation
St. Francis Wildlife Association
Tall Timbers Research Station
The Georgia Conservancy
Thomasville Cultural Center
Wild Birds Unlimited

For more information, contact:

Pinewoods Bird Festival
Pebble Hill Plantation
P.O. Box 830, Thomasville, GA 31799
www.pinewoodsbirdfestival.com ~ (229) 226-2344


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