The South Carolina coastal lowlands are a premier birding destination. During our six-day program, we will explore the area's most productive birding venues. Our itinerary includes visits to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge on the Georgia/South Carolina border, several wildlife management areas (e.g., Webb, Donnelley, and Bear Island), the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge at Bull Island, Francis Marion National Forest, Congaree National Park, and the floodplain forests along the Savannah River.
Since we will be visiting so many different habitats during early spring migration, we expect to see a wide variety of birds. Our target species will include several restricted-range rarities such as Swainson's Warbler, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Wood Stork, Painted Bunting, Brown-headed Nuthatch, and Bachman's Sparrow. Along the coastal wetlands and barrier beaches, we will see many species of waders and shorebirds; with luck, we will find a Wilson's Plover. In the extensive lowland pine/oak forests, we will see many species of southern wood-warblers including Prothonotary, Hooded, Kentucky, and Yellow-throated.
This will be a spectacular trip through a beautiful part of our country.
The additional fee for a single room is $450. Please call for a detailed brochure.
Final payment is due March 22. Leaders will send out trip materials after final payment is received. Cancellations made within 30 days of departure cannot be refunded or credited unless we can fill your space. Note: Please do not make your flight arrangements until you have checked with the trip leaders.