National Park SErvice
Cumberland Island is Georgia's largest and southern most barrier island. The National Seashore is one of the most diverse barrier islands supporting 23 ecological communities that provide critical habitat for a variety of species of plants and animals. The island hosts important habitat for all types of animals including:
·18 miles of the most valuable sea turtle nesting habitat in Georgia
·In general, excellent shorebird, wading bird, neotropical migrant, raptor, and waterfowl habitat
· nesting habitat for wading birds (wood storks, egret and heron species).·
·Excellent bird watching throughout the year
Did You Know?
Cumberland Island provides important habitat for a number of important species including shore birds such as American Oystercatchers, Least Terns, and Wilson’s Plovers. The island is an important stopover point for migrating birds on the transatlantic migratory flyway.