One park in particular, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, is noted for its rich bird life. Located in Ravenel, Caw Caw is a birding hotspot for coastal South Carolina. Over 250 species of birds (DOC) have been seen among the many habitats on the Caw Caw property. Prothonotary warblers flash their brilliant yellow in the cypress swamp during spring and summer months, just as swallow-tailed kites soar overhead. Summer also offers the chance to see the colorful painted bunting or the bright blue indigo bunting along the forest edges.
Birding programs are offered not only at Caw Caw, but at other CCPRC locations and statewide locations as well! Staying on top of our birding activities is easy:
- Sign up for an email newsletter from our Interpretive Naturalist that describes our birding experiences and programs.
- Search for programs online.
Early Morning Bird Walks
- Wednesdays and Saturdays
- 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. followed by an optional checklist
- Caw Caw Interpretive Center
Join us on one of our regular bird walks through many distinct habitats that allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms. The cost is only $10 and no pre-registration is required.
Folly Beach Bird Walks
- Second Friday of each month
- Time and location varies
- Search and register for programs
Birding experts from CCPRC and the Audubon South Carolina explore Folly Beach in this partnership program. The walks start at either Folly Beach County Park or the entrance to Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve.
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Meeting locations vary
Search for programs online.
Join us as we explore nearby locations such as the Francis Marion National Forest, Huntington Beach State Park, and the sod farms near Orangeburg. Additional impromptu birding trips may arise.