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Chickadees on a tree branch on the banks of the Savannah-Ogeechee Barge Canal near Walden at Chatham Center in Savannah, Georgia



Did you know that the Savannah-Ogeechee Barge Canal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places?

In the mid-1800s, the canal was both an important and profitable enterprise, and today, visitors can learn more about its fascinating history at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center.

Those who enjoy the outdoors won't want to miss exploring the property that's proud to be a part of the Colonial Coast Birding Trail.


As visitors explore the trail, they'll see an array of bird species that may include:

Brown Thrasher - The brown thrasher is the state bird of Georgia, and it's easily identified by its foxy brown feathers on top and the heavy streaking on its white underparts. These birds forage on the ground below dense cover, and when they're in the treetops, birdwatchers will likely hear them singing a complex string of many musical phrases.

Mississippi Kite - Mississippi Kites are slender, small raptors that feature long, pointed wings, gray and black feathers, whitish heads, and strongly hooked bills. These birds are excellent aerialists, and during migration, they may form large flocks. Whether in flight or perched on a branch, they sing a two-syllable whistle when they want to make their presence known.

Northern Parula - Northern Parulas are small warblers that display a blue-gray hood and wings, yellow chests with black and reddish bands, and white crescents both above and below the eyes. The southern population nests mainly in Spanish hanging moss, and their song consists of a raising trill with a final sharp note.

The Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center is just one of the attractions that you can enjoy if you call our apartments in Savannah, GA home. Please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.