Bird Watching

Keep an “eagle eye” out and your ears open for these native birds that make their home in the Garden.

Native Birds

  • Red Tailed Hawk
  • Mockingbird
  • Robin
  • Chickadee
  • Various sparrows
  • Blue jay
  • Brown thrasher
  • Tufted titmouse
  • Mourning dove
  • Bluebird
  • Eastern towhee
  • Ruby-throated hummingbird

Top Birding Spots

  • Children’s Garden
  • Kendeda Canopy Walk and Storza Woods
  • Perennial Gardens – a hidden bird feeder attracts sparrows, cardinals and mourning doves
  • Fuqua Conservatory – various Quails live in the Tropical Rotunda along with the rarely seen Saffron Finches. In the late spring and summer, look for the adorable baby quails.

Tips and Suggestions

  • On a dry summer day, many birds emerge for a refreshing splash in the Garden’s sprinklers.
  • Consider coming early after the sprinklers have been turned off to find birds lingering in the leftover puddles.

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