The Center for Birds of Prey

Awendaw, SC

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Address: 4719 Highway 17N Awendaw, SC 29429 Number: 843 971 7474 Website Contact How do we get there?

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Part of the Avian Conservation Center, The Center for Birds of Prey and the Avian Medical and Oiled Bird Treatment Facility are all about researching these beautiful creatures, and understanding how to best protect them. Now YOU can be part of that journey!
The Center for Birds of Prey identifies and addresses vital environmental issues through avian medicine, educational outreach and conservation initiatives.

The newly expanded campus allows visitors (that's you!) the opportunity to experience these stunning birds of prey in a natural setting and to learn more about avian science and environmental conservation.

Through guided walking tours, educational conservation programs and captivating flight demonstrations, the whole family can enjoy a unique insight into the lives of nearly 50 species of birds of prey, including vultures, hawks, owls and falcons, just to name a few. 

During your guided tour you can enjoy a walking tour of the grounds with an experienced guide, as well as watch flight demonstrations as eagles and vultures soar above as you learn about their hunting and flying techniques. 

You can even take a stroll through the two acres of Owl Woods, and explore the Exhibit Area too. 

The Center for Birds of Prey are open to the public three days a week , and it's a wonderful learning experience for the kids, not just to learn about these beautiful birds, but to learn about the importance of conservation too.

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$1 off for Seniors.Members - 20 % off


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Free under the age of 6


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Where is it at?


From Charleston: Follow U.S. Hwy 17 North through Mt. Pleasant to Awendaw, approximately 12 miles north of Mt. Pleasant and 22 miles from downtown Charleston. Turn right on Seewee Road. Proceed 0.2 miles and turn right at the entrance to The Center for Birds of Prey at 4872 Seewee Road. From Georgetown: Follow U.S. Hwy 17 South through McClellanville to Awendaw. Turn left on Seewee Road. Proceed 0.2 miles and turn right at the entrance to The Center for Birds of Prey at 4872 Seewee Road.

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Nothing can match the excitement of being near live birds of prey to grab a student's attention and create teachable moments. Birds of prey can easily be used to meet a variety of state science standards, and our staff can focus the program based on your curriculum needs. Classroom Visits: The Center for Birds of Prey education staff can bring birds of prey directly to your school for an exciting and informative education program. Students can observe birds of prey up-close as the Center educators use inquiry methods and hands-on objects to provide students with an interactive educational experience. The programs also typically include a flying demonstration, allowing students to observe flight behaviors first-hand. On-site Visits: On-site programs may be scheduled Tuesday - Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. During the program, students will see birds of prey from all over the world as the education staff uses inquiry methods to provide students with an interactive educational experience. The students are then brought to the Center's flying field for a flight demonstration with live raptors in which the students will observe flight behaviors of a variety of birds of prey, including owls, hawks, falcons and eagles.

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Guided Tours take place 10:30am and 2pm Thursdays to Sundays (Center open 10am - 5pm)

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