4 - Georgia Information

Brown Thrasher - The State Bird of Georgia
Photo by Dan Vickers.


GEORGIA BIRD SPECIES
As of 4/27/2013

 
The 2013 GOS Checklist of the Birds of Georgia lists 421 species (including the 7 Provisional Species)!

Currently 7 species are possible additions to the list:


Short-tailed Hawk (4/27/13)
NORTHERN LAPWING (2/6/13)
Inca Dove (6/19/12)
Dusky Flycatcher (10/1/12, banded)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (3/2/13)
McCown's Longspur (3/2/13)
White-winged Crossbill (2/1/13)
 
Including these birds the official Georgia list stands at 428 species!

The checklist breaks down as follows:

Regular Species - 322
Review Species - 99 (including the Short-tailed Hawk, NORTHERN LAPWING, Inca Dove, Dusky Flycatcher, Chestnut-collared Longspur, McCown's Longspur, and White-winged Crossbill)
Provisional Species - 7
 
The Georgia list breakdown by the American Birding Association (ABA) Checklist Codes (denoting North American rarity) is as follows:
 
ABA Code 1 birds (Regularly occurring): 364
ABA Code 2 birds (Regularly occurring, may have restricted range, occur in lower densities, or are quite secretive): 47
ABA Code 3 birds (Rare): 13
ABA Code 4 birds (Casual): 3 (including the NORTHERN LAPWING)
ABA Code 5 birds (Accidental): 0
ABA Code 6 birds (Cannot be found): 1 (IVORY-BILLED WOODPECKER)

About 150 of these species are rare, casual, or accidental for Georgia!
 
GEORGIA CHECKLIST
 



ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF GEORGIA BIRDS
2003

GEORGIA FIELD GUIDE


The Breeding Bird Atlas of Georgia

Birds of Kennesaw Mountain An Annotated Checklist



National Audubon Society

GEORGIA BIRDING LINKS


BIRDING GEORGIA

WINGS OVER GEORGIA (WOG)

Georgia Birds


Georgia Birds - Bob Zaremba's Biggest Georgia Year - 2007


Kennesaw Mountain (KMT) National Battlefield Park

Scarlet Tanager at KMT, performing the "Wing-Droop–Tail-Up Threat Display"

Kennesaw Mountain Birding - From Georgia Birds


KMT at Wings Over Georgia

Georgia Birding Photos

Georgia's Barrier Islands



Georgia's Major Barrier Islands (north to south)


Georgia's Barrier Islands - More Information
Sherpa Guides - The Natural Georgia Series: Barrier Islands
Sherpa Guides - Flash-Based Map of the Barrier Islands (awesome)


GEORGIA MAPS - NationalAtlas.gov Georgia Maps

PHYSICAL GEORGIA

Elevation of Georgia

Georgia Above 4,000 Feet

Georgia's Large Lakes

Georgia's Large Lakes by Acreage

20,000+ Acres:

71,535 Clarks Hill Lake (J. Strom Thurmond)
56,000 Lake Hartwell
45,180 Lake Walter F. George
38,000 Lake Lanier
37,500 Lake Seminole
26,650 Lake Richard B. Russell
25,900 West Point Lake

10,000 to 20,000 Acres:

19,050 Lake Oconee
14,750 Lake Sinclair
11,860 Lake Allatoona

1000 to 10,000 Acres:

8,500 Lake Blackshear
7,050 Lake Chatuge
5,850 Bartlett's Ferry Lake
4,750 Lake Jackson
4,180 Lake Nottely
3,600 Lake Juliette (Rum Creek)
3,290 Lake Blue Ridge
3,220 Carters Lake
2,775 Lake Burton
2,150 Lake Oliver
2,000 Lake Weiss
1,750 Lake Tobesofkee
1,540 Lake Andrews
1,400 Lake Chehaw (Lake Worth)

Under 1000 Acres:

940 Goat Rock Lake
850 Lake Varner
834 Lake Rabun
650 Randy Poynter Lake
650 High Falls Lake
600 Lake Tugaloo
225 Hamburg Lake

Georgia's Small Lakes

River Basins of Georgia