In her authentic and visually stunning presentations, author, photographer, and speaker Diana Churchill brings audiences along on birding adventures. You’ll hear the captivating stories of these birds, and revel in the diversity and beauty of wildlife and nature in coastal Georgia. Below are presentation Diana offers.
Some 25 species of waterfowl regularly visit the Low Country every winter. This presentation will help get you up to speed on identifying all those “quackers” likely to show up on a lagoon, pond, lake, river or ocean near you.
Not likely to win the local bird beauty pageants, our “little brown jobbies,” the sparrows, offer a wonderful addition to any winter bird list. This presentation will teach you what to look for to identify “the big 5” (song, Savannah, chipping, swamp & white-throated) as well as more than a dozen other sought-after sparrow species.
This presentation will give you a step-by-step guide to making your yard a welcoming place for birds and wildlife, as well as introducing you to an assortment of the winged critters that might stop by to enjoy your creation.
This program explores the amazing phenomenon of bird migration, especially the spring and fall migration of some 200 species of birds that leave Central and South America each spring to fly to North America for the summer breeding season. Program can be tailored for either spring or fall, and also includes some of the birds that migrate to this area for our winter.
This program will introduce you to some of the basics of bird photography, including use of light, composition, exposure compensation, action, and more.
In the Low Country, it’s all about whom you know. Join Diana for this light-hearted guessing game that will introduce you to some of our Low Country bird celebrities.
Diana offers small group birding walks through Wilderness Southeast for 2-4 hours or full-day. To register, visit wilderness-southeast.org or click on the REGISTER link.
Following are available tours. Want a custom tour? Contact Diana and she'll work with you to create a walk especially for you!
From November until early March, area ponds, lakes and refuges provide food and open water for thousands of waterfowl. Up to 15 species of ducks may be seen in just a few hours in the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge or in other area lakes and ponds.
Brown pelicans, American oystercatchers, black skimmers, purple sandpipers and piping plovers are just a few of the birds that frequent our beaches and estuary year round. Take a walk on “civilized” Tybee Island or go by boat to more remote beaches such as Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge, Ossabaw Island, or St Catherine’s Island.
A variety of colorful buntings, warblers, tanagers, and kites can be seen in Georgia from late March until October. The parrot-colored painted buntings regularly visit area feeders, and vibrant yellow prothonotary warblers make their homes in the swampy lowlands. Spend two hours or an entire day exploring woods and wetlands in search of these seasonal treasures.
Many of these large and beautiful birds are easily found year-round in our lush wetlands, both fresh and salt. In spring or summer there is a rare opportunity to visit a rookery crowded with wood storks, white ibis, herons, anhingas, and egrets, all dressed in their breeding splendor.
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