On Saturday, March 23rd, Huntington Beach State Park will host its 5th annual Birds of Prey Day. Enjoy a day of bird-themed programs and events at South Carolina’s #1 birding destination! All programs are free with paid admission. The park admission fee is $5/adult, $3/youth ages 6-15, and free for ages 5 and under.
- 10am – 11am: Birding Walk
Take a guided walk along the causeway in search of wading birds, waterfowl, nesting bald eagles, and more. This is a great introduction to birding for beginners! Meet at the causeway parking lot.
- Continuous from 11:00am – 12:30pm: Meet the Animals
Join zookeepers from Brookgreen Gardens for this informal “meet and greet” of some of their animals under their care. A variety of live animals will be on display. Meet at the picnic shelter across from the gift shop.
- 1pm – 2pm: Free-Flight Live Raptor Show
The “Can’t Miss” highlight of the day! Watch live raptors, vultures, and owls from the Center for Birds of Prey soar above the flying field as you learn about their unique hunting and flying techniques. You may wish to bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on. Meet in the field between Atalaya and the main parking lot. To ensure the safety of the birds, please note that pets are not allowed in this area.
- 2pm – 3pm: Owl Pellet CSI
Explore the contents of a barn owl pellet during this fun, hands-on CSI-style activity! Relax- pellets are “coughed up”, not “pooped out”. We will then attempt to reconstruct the identity of their prey. Meet at the picnic shelter across from the gift shop.
- 3pm – 4pm: Children’s Owl Nature Craft
Create your own pinecone owl to take home! Meet at the picnic shelter across from the gift shop.
See www.huntingtonbeachsp.com or call the park at 843-235-8755 for more information.
Located along U.S. 17 in Murrells Inlet, Huntington Beach State Park offers to more than a million visitors a year one of the most pristine beaches on the Grand Strand. The 2,500-acre park’s freshwater lagoon, salt marsh and maritime forest also are outstanding examples of the state’s natural coastal environment.