The Birdsong Nature Center although, located in neighboring Georgia, is a mere 30 minutes’ drive north of Tallahassee, and for birders, it is well worth the drive. An old plantation of some 565 acres this Thomasville, GA location offers some wonderful birding opportunities.
The site was once a plantation settled amongst long leaf pines. Ed and Betty Komarek restored the site to a conservation area which is now approaching its 30th year.
There are over twelve miles of trails and more than 160 species of birds have been seen on the property. Many of these can be seen up close and personal through the Bird Window which overlooks feeders in the garden area. The property has a butterfly garden and a screened pavilion overlooking the Big Bay Swamp known as the listening place.
The center is only open to the public on Wednesday, Friday Saturday and Sunday so time your visit accordingly. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.
As this property is located so close to the Florida border, Telephoto Florida felt that Bird Song Nature Center in Thomasville, GA deserves an honorable mention.
Visit the Birdsong Nature Center website HERE