An easy spring day of birding from the trails, observation decks and boardwalks of Lake Conestee Nature Preserve. Be sure to check the forecast beforehand and dress appropriately!
On the Reedy River, just south of Greenville, South Carolina lies Lake Conestee Nature Preserve. Established in the early 1800s through the damming of the Reedy River, this 400-acre park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including deer, raccoon, fox, beaver and river otter. In September 2010 it was named an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, in part for its wintering population of Rusty Blackbirds. 5 miles of natural and paved trails and boardwalks take visitors through a variety of habitat - mixed forest, extensive wetlands and riparian zones. Indigo Bunting, Prothonotary Warbler, Northern Parula, Common Yellowthroat, and Great Crested Flycatcher are just a few species that breed here, and there’s always a chance to catch any later migrants that are passing through. Join Kevin for a very pleasant walk through some great habitat at the peak of spring migration.