Tybee Island and our undeveloped neighbor Little Tybee Island are wonderful places for the nature lover to visit. Come for bird watching or explore our coastal salt marshes, beaches with natural, protected dunes, and our subtropical forests of live oak, pine, and palm. All are rich with birdlife and many other varieties of wildlife. Discover why nature lovers everywhere are flocking to our little piece of paradise.
THE PAINTED BUNTING
The most colorful bird of our southeast coast is the painted bunting. It is a sparrow sized bird colored red, blue, green, and brown. This bird, the official bird of the City of Tybee Island, can be found in any area on our island which has dense thickets of native shrubbery, especially the thickets of wax-myrtle just behind our sand dunes. The painted bunting is a summer resident; it spends its winter in Central and South America.