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Explore Spectacular Sights at the Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge in Savannah

Explore Spectacular Sights at the Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge in Savannah

If you're looking to spend an exciting day outdoors, visit the Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge.

It features six man-made freshwater ponds along with forested wetlands and is a top nesting, foraging, and wintering habitat for nearly 350 species of birds. 

As visitors explore the trails, they may see birds such as:

Wood Stork

Wood Storks are the only stork species that breed in the United States, and they stand about 45 inches tall with a wingspan of 60 to 65 inches. These birds are identified by their white plumage and black secondary wings, and they fly with their neck and legs outstretched. Wood storks are usually silent, though nestlings make a nasal sound similar to that of a braying donkey. 

Painted Bunting 

With a bold combination of red, blue, green, and yellow feathers, it's no wonder that male Painted Buntings are the most spectacularly colored of all North American songbirds. Females are bright yellow-green, and both genders make soft "plik" calls. The breeding birds at Harris Neck prefer the scrub communities and the edge the maritime hammocks, and during migration, they form loose flocks. 

Double-crested Cormorants 

Double-crested Cormorants are large waterbirds with a long tail and kinked neck. They're brownish-black with a small patch of yellow skin on the face and are the most widespread cormorant in North America. These birds form colonies of stick nests built high in trees, and they breed on the coast as well as on large inland lakes. In addition bird watching, visitors can also explore the interactive exhibits located inside the Visitor Contact Station. 

The Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge is just one of the many outdoor destinations near our apartments in Savannah, Georgia. If you would like to call our community home, please contact us to schedule a showing where you can see all we have to offer. 

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