Road Trip Birding

Coastal/Low Country Explorer

Common Gallinule by Simon Thompson

South Carolina

March 15 - 20, 2021

Clapper Rail by Ventures Birding

Your place on this Venture is reserved when your completed registration form and deposit of $300 per person has been received. Deposit may be made via the ‘book now’ button above, or by contacting the Ventures office. We accept credit cards for an additional fee (2.9% for MC, Visa, Discover; 3.9% for AmEx), but you may also pay by bank transfer, cash, check, or money order (payable to ‘VENTURES BIRDING’) sent to PO Box 1095, Skyland, NC 28776. This Venture is limited to 8 participants.

Cost of the SC Venture $1375 per person from Asheville, NC based on double occupancy ($325 single supplement) Price includes: All accommodations, breakfasts, picnic lunches & evening meals, entry fees, taxes, gratuities (except tour guides) trip information packets, bird list & guide/leader service throughout. Not included: transportation, alcoholic beverages & drinks, laundry and other personal items.

This driving trip along the South Carolina coast has been designed as part of our new “Road Trip” series – where we independently drive to our destination, birding along the way. Some of us will leave from Asheville, NC and drive to Surfside Beach where we will officially start the tour. The list of birding places includes some of the best along the coast. Myrtle Beach and Huntington Beach State Parks, where it’s easy to see 75+ species in a day. We will drive both the loops at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and around the rice fields at Donnelly Wildlife Management Area. Hilton Head Island has some great shorebirds, and we will enjoy coastal marshes in various locations for a multitude of herons and egrets, Northern Harrier and a host of waterfowl. The daily itinerary will depend on the weather, but we will be sure of a bird-filled few days on this winter trip.

Some of the Birds We Hope to See

An excellent selection of ducks, including Wood, Ring-necked, Green and Blue-winged Teal, most of the herons and egrets, American White Pelican, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, American Avocet, Willet and other shorebirds, over-wintering warblers such as Northern Parula, Orange-crowned, Black-and-white, and Yellow-throated, many wintering sparrows and a lot more.