Winter Birds on Amelia Island
Winter is a great time for viewing birds on Amelia Island! Although many of our birds stay year-round, a few like to go further south during the winter and others like to come here as "snowbirds" - who can blame them?
Omni Amelia Island Resort provides plenty of spots for birds to feed and roost on our 1,350-acre resort. Our team of naturalists at the Nature Center travel the area daily on the look out for all the places our birds love to perch and arrange tours that bring birders face to face with some of their favorite feathered friends.
Commonly seen winter birds on Amelia Island include Black-Crowned Night Herons, Harrier (Marsh) Hawks, Northern Gannets, Belted Kingfishers, White Pelicans, Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets. There are several additional species of ducks, hawks and shorebirds that winter here as well.
So, take a hint from these smart birds, and plan your trip to Amelia today! You can sign up with the Nature Center for the Great Backyard Bird Count to learn more about these amazing birds and where to find them on property. Another winter birding bonus is seeing our egrets and night-herons sport their breeding plumage, making them even more beautiful. We can't wait to show you!