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Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife thrives throughout Georgia’s forested mountains, grassy plains, wetlands, and sandy shores. Encounter a great many species of native animals and birds that live on land, in the air, and in the water while you travel in Georgia. 

Get up close to Georgia’s animals at a number of zoos, parks, and centers, like the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island and Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove. Watch birds of prey take flight at the Center for Wildlife Education in Statesboro and see butterflies flutter from flower to flower at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center at Callaway Resort & Gardens.

Explore native wildlife habitats at Georgia Wildlife Management Areas, parks, nature centers, and protected areas like Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, the largest extent of the flowers known anywhere in the world, and Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Go birding to look for native and migratory species along the Colonial Coast Birding Trail and in the Lake Conasauga Songbird Management Area.

Let an experienced guide show you the best places to spot wildlife on a kayak or boat tour near Augusta, Lake Oconee, the Okefenokee Swamp, and on the coast

Browse the trip ideas and listings below to plan your next wildlife viewing trip in Georgia.

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