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.