Mon, Feb 12|
Birding at Savannah NWR
Join HHI Audubon Vice President, Lynn Hodgson, for birding at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge!
Registration opens Jan 12, 2024, 8:00 AM
Time & Location
Feb 12, 2024, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Hardeeville, 694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, SC 29927, USA
About the Event
If you have attended an LCMNA field trip in the last two months, please wait one week before registering to give other LCMNA members a chance to register. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation.
The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge straddles the Savannah River, protecting 30,000 acres of habitat including freshwater marshes and bottomland hardwood forests. This trip will follow the Laurel Hill Drive along around old rice fields, where we will look for birds in the open water and amongst the saw grass. We may also find interesting plants, butterflies, and other critters.
This trip will be a driving tour. We will drive, stop, get out and look around before hopping back into our cars. Attendees should be able to frequently get in and out of a car comfortably. We will not walk far, but will mosey along a few rice dikes to look for birds. We will not walk for more than a mile.
Meeting location: The trip will begin by meeting at the Visitor's Center on Beech Hill Lane. From there, attendees will carpool and caravan several miles to Laurel Hill Drive. The Visitor Center will NOT be open when we meet, but there are outdoor restroom facilities (an outhouse). After the trip, the Visitor Center should be open if anyone wants to visit.
What to Bring: For utmost comfort and enjoyment, participants are encouraged to come prepared for cold weather by wearing warm layers. Please also bring sun protection, bug protection, rain protection, and water! Binoculars are highly recommended! Lynn will bring a spotting scope, but if you have your own and want to bring it, please do.