Join SIB: Beyond Our Backyard – Bluff Unit National Wildlife Refuge

Sunday,  March 5, 2023 7:00am– 4:00 pm
Trip to Bluff Unit National Wildlife Refuge
Location:  Meet at SI Real Estate Office to Carpool at 7:00 am
                  (Meet at 2125 Fort Watson Road, Summerton at  9:00am, the Visitor Center)
Max: 12             
Cost:  free to members, $10 per guest

Bluff Unit is part of the Santee National Wildlife Refuge located just north of I-95 on Lake Marion. The visitors center is closed but there is a Johnny on the Spot. After birding at the visitor’s center we will head to Wright’s Bluff Nature Trail. There is an overlook on Cantey Bay from which we may see a variety of wintering waterfowl including American Wigeon, Gadwall and Northern Pintail. During our walk through the woods we could see Black and White warblers, Orange-crown warblers and Brown Creepers. In the large open field we may see a variety of sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks as well as raptors. In the small ponds we should see a variety of ducks.

Expect 3 to 4 miles walk over flat terrain.  Bring lunch, plenty to drink, sunscreen and bug spray. You may also want to bring a scope.

If you are not yet a 2023 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website:

Once you are a member, please register no later than March 3, 2023.  All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the day prior the event.

Author: sibirders

SEABROOK ISLAND BIRDERS / “watching, learning, protecting” Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) are residents, renters and guests of Seabrook Island, SC who have an interest in learning, protecting and providing for the well-being of the incredible variety of birds that inhabit Seabrook Island throughout the year.

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