Darien is fortunate to be located along Georgia's Colonial Coast Birding Trail. This viewing area is situated in the Altamaha Waterfowl Management Area, on the remains of the old Butler rice plantation, about 3 minutes from the center of Darien. Today, the old rice fields are managed to benefit waterfowl and other wildlife species.
Birdwatchers delight in spotting birds of prey, shorebirds, songbirds, wading birds, and many kinds of waterfowl. Fall and winter offers the best season for spotting raptors and waterfowl. Visitors may see a variety of species including the wood stork, swallow-tailed kite, bald eagle, king rail, painted bunting, mottled duck, wood duck, white ibis, glossy ibis, and purple gallanule.