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H Boswell Charleston Anytime English
I live near Donnelley Wildlife Preserve, Biedler Forest,Caw Caw County Park, Edisto River...all wonderful birding spots.
K Woolsey Charleston Weekend English, some Spanish, German
Coastal, marshes, swamps, and beaches. Many birds spend the winter here Jan - April best time. Several NWR nearby and other hot spots. Sometimes I am able to get off work during the week.


  J Stone Columbia Anytime English
  I have been a birder for many years and love to show people new birds whenever I can. Area:

Area Birds:

Nature: birdwatching

  L Hiltner Columbia Anytime English
  Dennis, my husband and I are low key birders. We love hosting visitors. Area:
Carolina Sandhills, our property which we've listed at least 37 species

Area Birds:
LA Waterthrush, Blue grey gnatcatcher, Acadian Flychatcher, Eastern wood pee wee, Summer Tanager, Pine Warbler, Red Headed Woodpecker, Black & White Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Red Eyed Vireo, common yellowthroat, yellow billed cuckoo

Nature: birdwatching, photography, butterflies,walking, dragonflies

L Hiltner Columbia Anytime English

C Lee Columbia Anytime English, some Chinese
I'm a very enthusiastic amateur birder. I really want to meet some people who love observing wildlife and exploring in the forests.
D Faulkner Easley Anytime English, some French
I am close to Greenville, SC which has Lake Conestee Nature Park. This 400+ acre park is an Audubon Global IBA due to mostly the winter population of Rusty Blackbirds. In addition the park has a list of more than 170 species over the past 5 years. I am primarily a photographic birder in that I only list birds that I photograph.
L Whiddon Goose Creek Anytime English
Love birding, but not very knowledgible.
A Shahid Harleyville Anytime English
I work for SC Audubon at Audubon Center at Beidler Forest ( I am available to make suggestions about birding in SC and can lead people here.

K Grinnell Hilton Head Anytime English
I am an intermediate birder and a master naturalist. I love to walk the trails with birders to share the magnificence of our South Carolina lowcountry all year round. Area:
Pinckney Island, FIsh Haul beach, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Laurel Hill D

Area Birds:
wading birds, shorebirds
C Russett Rock Hill Anytime English
RH is just south of Charlotte, NC There are parks and many birding trails nearby. Besides the many migrants that pass through, we are home to a wide range of year-around birds.
L Colon Sumter Anytime English, a little Spanish
I have been an avid birder for quite some time now. Swan Lake and The Sumter Iris Gardens are very nearby. I live about 45 minutes north of Santee and two hours west of Myrtle Beach. There are some nearby areas which are great for watching all types of bird species. In my neighborhood we have a group of Missisippi Kites hunting and Red Headed Woodpeckers. There are other species but the list is quite long.

L Burke Ward, S.C. Anytime English
Have access to private property in under birded Saluda County, S.C. Also can bird in adjacent counties inclduing Lexington, Richland and Orangeburg counties. Area:
Parrish Road, Dry Creek and Saluda Shoals

Area Birds:
Swainsons Warbler plus 12 other warblers in breeding season
Nature: birdwatching, twitching, fishing, environmental issues

Local wildlife photographers

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Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia South Carolina
Local weather Yahoo
Bird check list Printable
Carolina Bird Club Club
Charleston Audubon Society Club
Columbia Audubon Society Club
Fripp Island Audubon Club Club
Greenville County Bird Club Club
Hilton Head Island Audubon Club
Lake Conestee Nature Park Park
Sun City Hilton Head Bird Club Club
Chapel Hill Bird Club Club
Waccamaw Audubon Society Club
Cape Romain Bird Observatory Observatory
Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History Sites
Beidler Forest Sites
South Carolina Birding Sites Sites
Carolina Butterfly Society Butterflies
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