May 1 and 2, 2015
Location: Sapelo Island, Ga.
Join beginner and expert birders for this ferry ride and overnight in the historic Reynolds Mansion. During the day, look for gulls, terns and other birds that call this barrier island home. Sapelo is the only place in the Southeast to see the plain chachalaca, which was introduced in the 1920s. Birders may also see Painted Buntings and Roseate Spoonbills. Full schedule is online. Register by April 1.
Coastal Georgia Kayak Camp
May 28 – June 1, 2015
Locations: Sapelo Island, Crooked River and S.C. Foster (Okefenokee Swamp) state parks
Join park rangers on this family-friendly adventure paddle through the Okefenokee Swamp, along Crooked River and on Sapelo Island’s Lighthouse Creek. You’ll explore freshwater swamps, salt marsh and brackish rivers while camping in scenic parks. Reservations required by May 7.
$649 per adult; $549 per child (12 and under) includes kayak gear, guides, campsites and meals.