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Recent Georgia Photos of Rare Birds
Lake Hartwell, Georgia
Lake Seminole
Augusta
Lake Walter F. George
Lake Horton
West Point Lake
GI Horse Park
Yard List
GA Birding Year 2004-6
Yellow-billed Loons
Red-throated Loons (24 Inland)
Red-throated Loons (Inland)
Pacific Loons
Western Grebe
Red-necked Grebes
Eared Grebes
Horned Grebe (summer)
Great Cormorant
Magnificent Frigatebirds (Inland)
Sabine's Gulls
Thayer's Gull
Thayer's Gull - more photos
Franklin's Gulls
California Gull, Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, Thayer's Gull
Little Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Inland)
Sooty Terns, Royal Tern & Sandwich Tern (Inland)
Arctic Tern (Inland)
Pomarine Jaegers (Inland)
Long-tailed Jaegers (Inland)
Parasitic Jaeger (Inland)
Brown Pelicans (Inland)
American White Pelicans (76 in Piedmont)
American White Pelicans (100+ inland)
Common Mergansers
Mottled Duck (Inland)
Long-tailed Ducks
Rare Ducks
Rare Ducks for Summer
Greater White-fronted Geese
Brant
Barnacle Goose
Ross's Geese (7)
Ross's Geese in Upson Co
Ross's Geese Elsewhere
Snow Geese
Snow Geese in Summer
Mute Swans (appearing wild)
Black Swans (exotic)
Bell's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Scott's Oriole
Cave Swallows
Rare Swallows
Black-billed Cuckoos
Clay-colored Sparrows
Lark Sparrows
Lincoln's Sparrow
Wilson's Warblers
Audubon's Warbler
Alder and Willow Flycatchers
Yellow-bellied Flycatchers
Least Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Brewer's Blackbirds
Yellow-headed Blackbirds
Common Ground-doves in Piedmont
Rare Shorebirds
Wilson's Phalarope
Long-billed Curlews
Willets (Inland)
American Avocets (Inland)
Baird's Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpipers
Upland Sandpipers 52 seen
American Golden Plover
Anhingas in Piedmont
Anhingas Nesting in Piedmont
Roseate Spoonbill in Piedmont
Wood Storks in Piedmont
Night-Herons in Piedmont
Herons, Egrets, Ibises
Plegadis Ibis (Inland)
White Ibis (Piedmont in Winter)
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk (Western)
Golden Eagle
Swallow-tailed Kites in Piedmont
Pelagic Birds
Cedar Waxwings Nesting in Southern Piedmont
31 Species of Warbler in 1 Day
Birds Abroad - Dominican Republic
Birds Abroad - Jamaica
Birds Abroad - St. Lucia
Birds Abroad - Barbados
Birds Abroad - St. Martin
Birds Abroad - St. Croix
Birds Abroad - Antigua
Birds Abroad - Guatemala
Birds Abroad - Central America & Caribbean
Birds Abroad - West Coast
Texas Birds

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to Georgia Birding and Nature

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This site is basically devoted to the birds discovered in Georgia by Eric Beohm & Michael Beohm.
 
It's a pleasure to share the joy of birding with others who also have an appreciation for nature's wonders.  Georgia offers quite a stage for this endeavor from mountains majesty to pristine barrier islands.
 
This site is different from other sites in that I focus on birds that I actually find, not ones that I relocate or photos that people send me. 
 
Highlights include some of the rarest birds ever documented in GA, such as Scott's Oriole and Yellow-billed Loon.  Many birds listed as accidental for the area or time of sighting are also included.
 
I actually don't do much birding anymore compared to some people, but I try to get out at least once a month.  Most of the photos on this site reflect about a three year period after finally buying a small camera and when I was able to get out once or twice a week. 
 
Michael is mainly handling Butterflies and Moths.  Michael Beohm is a pioneer as a student of nature;  finding and documenting wildlife all by himself.  I've never met anyone else with such talent and insight.
 
Since I bought my $200 camera, I've had the pleasure of sharing my sightings.  I've found that there are a lot of great people out there who actually enjoy birds, not just the tick on a list.  Many of them have awesome sightings but rarely report what they see.  It's so interesting to hear their observations from places in GA that we don't even realize exist.  I hope that I too can contribute a small amount to further the understanding and joy of birding in Georgia.
 
Eric Beohm
 

For: BUTTERFLIES OF GEORGIA (click here)

For: MOTHS OF GEORGIA (click here)

I finally got a camera the other day and thought I might post some of the birds I've found recently.  The inexpensive camera definitely has serious limitations, but a few shots seem to turn out ok.  I have found ducks to be the easiest to photograph and most everything else has been almost impossible, so far.
I have used a video camera in the past and have been able to document a handful of rarities with it.  Most rare birds though are difficult to find, photograph, and relocate unless you're birding in an area that has many birdwatchers.  Many of which know each other, know the area, know the secret spots of that area, etc.
I assume the day is coming soon when technology will allow birdwatchers to finally be able to capture on film what they see with their binoculars.  Until then, the beautiful curves of a bird will continue to be reduced to a grainy, pixelated blob.  
 

Eric Beohm
Nov, 2003
 

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GA's first Meadow Fritillary found by Michael Beohm 4/6/06 in Rabun Co.

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Gopher Tortoise (Early County, 7-11-05)

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Alder Flycatcher

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Sooty Tern (1 of 43 we found inland on 7/11/05)

There have been some very rare birds that I have been blessed to discover in Georgia.  Some were found while birding together with Michael Beohm.  They were really fun to see, however, at the time I did not have or own a camera.  Fortunately, some of them were confirmed by at least one competent observer.  Some of them include:
 
Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Cassin's Kingbird

Couch's/Tropical Kingbird
 
Western Grebe
 
Golden-crowned Sparrow
 
Swainson's Hawk

Prairie Falcon
 
Inca Dove

California Gull
 
Yellow-legged Gull
 
Kelp Gull
 
Green Violet-ear
 
 
These are some of the rarer ones.  It's amazing what is out there if we just take the time to look.  Though I spend very little time birding now, I find just looking out my window or driving to work to be a satisfying way to see birds.

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Whewww...wa-a-a-ay too close!

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look at my photos!
 
Georgia Birding & Nature by Eric Beohm

If you would like to contact me regarding this site, click here: eric.beohm343@yahoo.com