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Willet, Gould’s Inlet

Willet Tringa semipalmata Shorebird Winter Atlantic Coast Migrant Gould's Inlet St. Simons Island GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

The Willet (Tringa semipalmata) is one of numerous shorebirds you’re likely to encounter at Gould’s Inlet. It’s a great place to look for fall migrants.

 

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Gould’s Inlet, St. Simons Island

Gould's Inlet St. Simons Island GA Beach Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

Located north of the Coast Guard Station at the end of Bruce Drive, Gould’s Inlet is to me the most beautiful remaining beach on St. Simons Island. It is the opening of Postell Creek, which divides St. Simons and Sea Island. It is primarily known as a wildlife viewing area and is easiest to visit in the fall and winter, due to limited parking at the public access point. Currents and undertow here are known to be quite dangerous, so it’s not generally favorable for swimming. When I visited on a cool December day, it was as if the beach were reinventing itself through ribbons of sand, racing over the shore and changing shape in real time.

Gould's Inlet St. Simons Island GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing Coastal Georgia USA 2013

 

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