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Birding Festival Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Friday, Feb. 10, 5 p.m. — Dinner and welcome at Brookgreen Gardens

Saturday, Feb. 11, 5 p.m. — Dinner and keynote speaker (TBD)

TBD— Seminar by Steve Ellwood, birding photographer and author of In the Moment

TBD — Showcase of “Purple Haze: A Conservation Film,” a documentary about Purple Martins in South Carolina, by Zach Steinhauser.

TOUR SCHEDULES

BROOKGREEN GARDENS

Saturday, Feb. 11, 7-9 a.m.  — Take a birding tour with Hal Vivian. (Can accommodate up to 30 people)

Saturday, Feb. 11, 10-10:45 a.m.  — Creek tour by barge and learn about the animals and birds that call Brookgreen home. (Can accommodate up to 48 people)

Saturday, Feb. 11, 1-2:45 p.m. — Walking Tour of the Longleaf Forest. (Can accommodate up to 14 people)

Sunday, Feb. 12, 7:-9 a.m.  — Take a birding tour with Hal Vivian. (Can accommodate up to 30 people)

Sunday, Feb. 12, 10-10:45 a.m.  — Creek tour by barge and learn about the animals and birds that call Brookgreen home. (Can accommodate up to 48 people)

Sunday, Feb. 12, 1-2:45 p.m. — Walking Tour of the Longleaf Forest. (Can accommodate up to 14 people)

HUNTINGTON BEACH STATE PARK

Saturday, Feb. 11, 8-11 a.m. — Jetty Adventure Tour with Park Ranger Mike Walker. This 3-mile, roundtrip hike goes up the beach to the jetty and back. The jetty should offer viewing of a variety of northern seabirds and waterfowl, including elders, scoters, dovekies and razorbills. The hike should also offer excellent shorebird viewing. (Can accommodate up to 20 people)

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2-3 p.m. — Winter Waterfowl Tour with Park Ranger Mike Walker. Tour starting from the Causeway Parking Lot and exploring brackish water and salt marshes to observe Ruddy Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, Buffleheads, Teal and more. Bald eagles are also frequently seen. (Can accommodate up to 20 people)

Sunday, Feb. 12, 10-11 a.m. — Birding Sampler Tour. Observe a variety of birds and wading birds, great views of migrating winter waterfowl. (Can accommodate up to 20 people)

HOBCAW BARONY

Saturday, Feb. 11, 8-10 a.m. — Two-hour tour of the historic estate, now also home to Clemson University and the University of South Carolina scientific research facilities. Discover birds that call the thousands of acres of preserved land home. (Can accommodate up to 14 people by van, with several stops for walking)

Saturday, Feb. 11, 11-2 p.m. — Expanded three-hour tour of the estate and homes with birding opportunities along the forests, wetlands and beach. (Can accommodate up to 14 people by van, with several stops for walking)

Sunday, Feb. 12, 8-11 a.m. —Expanded three-hour tour of the estate and homes with birding opportunities along the forests, wetlands and beach. (Can accommodate up to 14 people by van, with several stops for walking)

THE TOM YAWKEY WILDLIFE CENTER

Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 a.m.-Noon. — Four-hour tour by Department of Natural Resources staff of this incredible, still-wild preserved area that is home to abundant wildlife and birds. Tour will also include a brief tour of the Tom Yawkey House. (Can accommodate up to 14 people by van, with several stops for walking)

Saturday, Feb. 11, 12:30-4:30 p.m. —Four-hour tour by Department of Natural Resources staff of this incredible, still-wild preserved area that is home to abundant wildlife and birds. Tour will also include a brief tour of the Tom Yawkey House. (Can accommodate up to 14 people by van, with several stops for walking)

Sunday, Feb. 12, 8 a.m.-Noon —Four-hour tour by Department of Natural Resources staff of this incredible, still-wild preserved area that is home to abundant wildlife and birds. Tour will also include a brief tour of the Tom Yawkey House. (Can accommodate up to 14 people by van, with several stops for walking)

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