Coastal Carolina Hotspots

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA

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

136 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
136 reviews
Small travel company based in Asheville, NC, specializing in birding & nature tours both locally & worldwide.

Reviews

I had a great time. Michael Plauche is an excellent birder and guide, and is very pleasant to spend time with. Communication with him and with Ventures Birding was excellent.
By Marcia M for Private Half Day Tours (2021) on 16 Oct, 2021
Enjoyed two outings with Aaron Steed at Ridge Junction this Fall - one in early September and one in late September to catch different migrants coming through. Both were spectacular. It is really cool to see mass quantities of warblers and hummingbirds flying over the ridge, many graciously stopping for the viewing pleasure of our groups. Aaron has a fabulous ear for the different types of birds, and can pick one special species out of a large flock. They were exciting and beautiful mornings as the sun came up over the ridge. Was so thankful for Aaron’s help in spotting and identifying a large variety of birds.
By Kathleen W for Spectacular Fall Migration 4 on 11 Oct, 2021
Kevin goes above and beyond to make sure everyones needs are met. He is flexible and low keyed. He does advances for the each trip. We tried many local (non-chain) restaurants and the food was superb. Maneuvering between wildfires and unexpected covid closures there was no disappointments. Could not have asked for a better group of fellow passengers. There was plenty of room within the vehicle which is important especially when you are dealing with your various pieces of equipment. Thank You again for a great trip. CSSR
By Christine S for Washington - Pacific Northwest Birding 2021 on 09 Oct, 2021
This trip included 6+ days of birding from morning to late afternoon visiting many birding hotspots in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The pace was comfortable and the terrain very manageable, even Hawk Mountain. Simon Thompson, owner and guide, has experience world-wide, can spot and hear the most obscure bird, can ID birds by sight and/or sound and makes sure everyone is "on the bird" even when it is not a "lifer"! He is quick with the scope and binocular. In addition, he methodically submits a checklist for each birding area - 25 in all for this trip! The van was very comfortable and with large windows. Chris Jaquette was an excellent driver and also a master at providing delicious picnic lunches. Restaurant dinners were outside in comfortable temperatures. Cuisine each night was delicious and varied. We can hardly wait for our next trip with Ventures!
By Julia J for Hawk Mountain and Cape May on 08 Oct, 2021
Lots of warblers, Kevin knew every one!
By barbara r for Fall Warbler Workshop 2 on 05 Oct, 2021
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