Coastal Carolina Hotspots

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA

VB
115 reviews
Nov 10 - 14, 2021
Group size: 4 - 8
Coastal Carolina Hotspots
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA

115 reviews

Nov 10 - 14, 2021
Group size: 4 - 8

About this trip

Join Craig for a long weekend of birding at Huntington Beach State Park and other eBird hotspots on the South Carolina coast! With its sandy beaches, salt and freshwater marshes and extensive maritime forest, this Park has the highest number of species of any eBird hotspot in South Carolina. Over 300 species have been observed here, including many rarities. We’ll also explore Murrell’s Inlet where we should see loons and gannets as well as plenty of shorebirds and sea ducks. Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center is another nearby top hotspot in the state with 255 species observed. Shorebirds, waterfowl, wading birds, and marsh birds and rails thrive here, as well as Red-cockaded Woodpecker. The area is best known for attracting rare shorebirds such as American Golden Plover and Ruff. The Santee Coastal Reserve Wildlife Management Area, with its thousands of acres of impoundments is the #8 hotspot in the state with 271 species observed. If we are lucky we could see Hudsonian Godwit or Wilson’s Phalarope here. Finally we will complete our tour with visits to a couple of local waste water treatment plants in search of American White Pelican, waterfowl, and shorebirds.

What’s included

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Guide services
  • Transportation
    We'll be traveling by van from the Murrell's Inlet area
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
  • Transportation
    Transportation to Murrell's Inlet is not included

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until October 27, 20218 left

Room-sharing

$1395
Deposit: $300
Single Traveler
Available until October 27, 20214 left

Single supplement - $300

$1695
Deposit: $300

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Ventures Birding Tours
115 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

This was a great day. Clifton navigated some unexpected logistics (unposted road closure) and made a full day with tons of stops he was familiar with. I am only a year into birding and added 13 species to my list. He was the most experienced person I have ever birded with, able to ID tons of birds by ear then spot them.
By Rebecca D for Avery County, NC - County Birding on 13 Jul, 2021
This was a great trip. Kevin Burke is a wonderful trip leader. He makes every effort for everyone to see the birds. He works hard to make sure everything runs smoothly.
By Bill W for Maine - Puffins, Boreal Birds, & Spectacular Scenery 2 on 11 Jul, 2021
The tour and tour guide were excellent in every way. Kevin our guide did everything in his power to to assist all participants throughout the trip to make the most enjoyable and fun trip possible.
By Alan's Email L for Maine - Puffins, Boreal Birds, & Spectacular Scenery 2 on 03 Jul, 2021
You should be aware that this trip was cancelled by Ventures Birding, and I have a credit with them for the full amount paid.
By Kathleen S for Michigan - Kirtland's Warblers & The Upper Peninsula on 26 Jun, 2021
The scenery alone made me want to go there, plus the unusual plants. And the birds1 Enjoyed the presentation.
By barbara r for Lions, Penguins and Proteas, A Virtual Tour of South Africa on 16 Jun, 2021
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