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Camp TALON (Teen Adventures Learning Ornithology & Nature)

Introduction

TALON is a one-of-a kind camp for teens with a strong interest in the outdoors, birding and ecology. Each day the adventure begins as we travel by charter bus to barrier islands, state parks, wildlife management areas and refuges along Georgia’s coast. Evening classes challenge our campers with presentations and quizzes about bird identification, songs, behavior, flight, migration and other “birdy” topics. At camp’s end we come home with new and improved birding skills, a better understanding of coastal ecology, and great memories! 

Youth Birding Competition

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. The 2018 event was held from 5 p.m. Friday, April 27, to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The 2019 event is set for April 26–27. Registration opens this winter. Read about the 2018 event.