Wednesday, January 16, 2013

birds of prey

Owls, kites,eagles, buzzards; all these and many more are considered birds of prey. They are cared for, studied, rescued, protected, and sacred to the Center For Birds of Prey in Awendaw, SC. Founded in 1991, this 152 acre property is a non profit organization that relies on community support. It's an absolutely immaculate place that seemingly runs like clockwork.                              

The staff are trained to handle these impressive birds with delicate care, all the while giving you an up close and personal experience with them.

I recommend the flight show as it allows you to study the birds flying naturally and for long lengths of the field... truly fascinating. The tour is also well worth it as these expert care givers know everything there is to know about each species of bird.

Wander along the paths to view the birds in these incredible enclosures. The atmosphere here is so peaceful.

We fell in love with the face of this special fella. I suggest allowing 2 to 3 hours to take in everything the center has to offer; it's one of the Lowcountry's best kept secrets!

Parking: Free on site
All activities are outdoors. Seating is available for the flight show.
No pets allowed
Restrooms available. No food or drinks offered on site. I recommend the nearby Sewee Outpost.
Admission: Adults $12; children 6 to 18 $10, and children under 6 free.

January is Locals Buy One Get One Free Month

Hours: Open year round on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10am-5pm.
Tours: 10:30am and 2:00pm
Flight demonstrations: 11:30am and 3:00pm

The Center for Birds of Prey4872 Seewee Road
Awendaw, SC 29429
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