Birdsong Nature Center

Birdsong Nature Center, Thomasville: Address, Birdsong Nature Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Birdsong Nature Center
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Donna F
St. Augustine, FL7 contributions
Peace in nature
Mar 2019 • Solo
This was a soul soothing experience for me. The best part of walking the trails was hearing only the sounds of birds. I loved sitting at the "listening place" and hearing the wind through the pines along with the birds. The house with the collections, bird window and gift shop was also a fun, learning experience. Visiting here has encouraged my interest in birding. I will definitely be back.
Written March 30, 2019
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SherryW
Panama City, FL5 contributions
Old Timey Plant Sale
Mar 2019 • Couples
Worth the drive from Panama City for a weekend getaway. Large selection of Plants and friendly people.
Written March 18, 2019
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LisaS1022
Santa Rosa Beach, FL39 contributions
Nature...
Jan 2019 • Couples
If you love walking on trails that are not too difficult, this is the place for you. There are so many different trails and it was lovely. At the main house, there is a bird viewing window...that was so very nice. Enjoyed our visit and our nice walk/hike!
Written January 15, 2019
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a-travelin-foodie
United States926 contributions
A nice quiet walk in the woods and fields
Sep 2017 • Solo
I really enjoyed this. Wasn't sure exactly what to expect on my first time. Picked a cooler morning and went just after opening. The main path is tall-ish (6" or so) mown grass through fields, the woods, across and adjacent to a small bayou. They'll give you a trail map at the entry, and between that and the somewhat marked trails, you should be able to find your way. I just took the main trail today; thought it was going to be about 3 miles, but it was only about 7,000 steps. It was a peaceful walk, with only birds and insects along the way. Some parts in the fields, some through pine or oak woods, across and along a swamp. There's a nice screened in house/deck where you can stop and watch for birds. They had bug spray at the entry house (forgot mine), so I never got bit, though the bugs didn't seem excessive. Wear the right shoes - I had mesh topped tennis shoes and they and my socks were soaked through by the end of the walk - just the morning moisture. I wish trees/plants/flowers might have been labeled, as I don't know anything about native plants. Didn't see a whole lot of birds, but there were plenty of buzzing insects (dragonflies, cicadas, and big and little buzzers that are too fast to see), butterflies, and spiders (watch where you walk as some of the BIG spiders make webs across the path). There are benches along the way (also marked on the map), and they might loan you binoculars at the entry house if you forget yours. I'll come back and enjoy Birdsong again - would like to see it in the Fall. Not sure I'd go out of my way to come here if on a long weekend trip to the area, but it's a nice, natural treat if you've got an hour or two to spare.
Written September 22, 2017
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Joey K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States50 contributions
Nature at its best
Feb 2017 • Couples
We got there before opening and after we explained we would be on our way back to NJ in a few hours the curator allowed to go ahead and walk. So thankful that she did. What a beautiful nature park. I didn't see a single bird but heard them singing all around me. Completely enjoyed my time there.
Written February 24, 2017
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Zwheeler11
45 contributions
Great Birding Spot
Feb 2016
Great place to see the south Georgia and north Florida environment. Has a great birding window and many walking trails.
Written April 28, 2016
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Jane S
Ocala, FL104 contributions
Long private walk to a quiet house......exceptional.
Oct 2015 • Couples
This is a few miles from town but worth the trip if you like hiking and bird watching and listening....
Written October 27, 2015
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LewDazyGirl
Thomasville, GA4 contributions
Really pleasent
Apr 2014 • Family
i went for their ole timey plant sale, and it was so nice and enjoyable. I got some really good deal on some of the most amazing plant also which is a plus
Written May 2, 2014
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jeminmystic
Mystic, CT18 contributions
Lovely walk in Natural Georgia environs
Feb 2014 • Couples
Follow trails to see Birds, flowers, trees, grasses, ponds and reptiles in a quiet natural habitat. Has a glass wall in house looking out at birds eating and drinking. We went in
February SOS no Martins or Bluebirds but we did see Cardinals, Blue Jays, that big Comorant-like water bird, hawks, robins. It was a warm and delightful. But remember to spray, and check for ticks.
Written February 18, 2014
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oldbrdrz
Fairfax, VA155 contributions
We love this place!
May 2013 • Friends
This peaceful wildlife reserve is our favorite place to visit whenever we visit our daughter in Tallahassee. So far we’ve been to Birdsong three times in spring. Inside the main house is a large, unobstructed one-way-vision Bird Window. The birds couldn’t see us, so they were not startled by people moving around. What great close up views, while comfortably seated on couches! Good opportunities for birdwatching and photography. The window looks out on a short stump stocked with food, a food-stocked saucer on the ground, and a mossy cascade above a small pool of water. The semitropical vegetation (palmettos,etc.) around these attractions. makes the experience more enjoyable for us northerners. Outside, there are twelve miles of trails. The ones we’ve been on were all easy walking. A numbered trail map is available. The Listening Place, a screened pavilion by Big Bay Swamp is another great spot. There you’ll find an attractive water lily-filled pond bordered by bald cypress. A rustic old farmhouse is one of the attractive outbuildings on the premises. On our two visits to Birdsong on early May afternoons, we saw brown headed nuthatches, bobwhites, pine warblers, gnatcatchers, a soaring swallow tailed kite, and a colorful male ruby throated hummingbird, male redstart, and bathing parula warbler, among others. Insects were not a problem when we were there. To reach this soothing, serene place, we took Meridian Rd./Rte. 155 north from Tallahassee, about a 30-40 minute drive from the central part of the city. Birdsong is four miles over the Georgia border and is south of Thomasville. It’s well worth the $5 per adult admission ($2.50 for children
Written July 18, 2013
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