Youth Birding Competition

The 2018 YBC is scheduled for April 27 & 28, with details coming in fall 2017.

Annual Youth Birding Competition

What is it?

The Youth Birding Competition is a 24-hour birding event during the peak of spring migration. Youth teams spend the day finding as many species as they can as they compete against teams their own age. The competition is capped off with a wildlife show and awards banquet.

Nesting Boxes for the Brown-headed Nuthatch

Download brown-headed nuthatch nesting box plans.

The brown-headed nuthatch can be attracted to the backyard by creating proper nesting habitat along with good feeding stations supplied with sunflower seeds.

While three species of nuthatches can be seen in Georgia, the 3 1/2 inch brown-headed is the smallest, and it is the only nuthatch that sports a brown cap.  The other two nuthatches found in Georgia are the white-breasted and red-breasted.

Hummingbirds in Your Backyard

Interesting Facts

Georgia is home to 11 hummingbird species during the year: the ruby-throated, black-chinned, rufous, calliope, magnificent, Allen's, Anna's, broad-billed, green violet-ear, green-breasted mango and broad-tailed hummingbird.

The ruby-throated hummingbird is the only species of hummingbird known to nest to Georgia. These birds weigh as little as a first-class letter. The female builds the walnut-sized nest without any help from her mate, a process can take up to 12 days. The female then lays two eggs, each about the size of a black-eyed pea.