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Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey

Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

The Center for Birds of Prey at the Avian Conservation Center offers a unique environmental experience for Charleston area visitors. Situated on a 152-acre wooded campus adjacent to the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge and Francis Marion National Forest, the Center, which combines medical care for injured birds, environmental education and scientific research, provides a rare opportunity to experience birds of prey in a natural setting. Through avian displays and interaction with the staff, visitors have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the birds’ natural history and the conservation challenges facing individual species. Of particular interest are the flight demonstrations, during which visitors watch as eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and various other trained birds of prey demonstrate their stunning flight characteristics and adaptations. Experience approximately 120 birds of prey representing nearly 50 species from around the world. The Center is located 16 miles from downtown Charleston and about 70 miles south of Myrtle Beach.
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Coastal & Islands
4719 Highway 17 N,
Awendaw, SC 29429
(843) 971-7474
Info & Amenities
From Charleston: Our entrance is 16 miles from the Ravenel Bridge in Awendaw. From Myrtle Beach: Head south on US Hwy 17 approximately 80 miles to entrance on the left at 4719 Highway 17 North in Awendaw, SC.
$18 adults; $12 for youth ages six to 17; children younger than six admitted free.
Checks Accepted
Days and Hours of Operation
The Center for Birds of Prey is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. Guided programs start at 10:30am and 2pm. Organized private group programs can be scheduled Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Days and Holidays Closed
The Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Independence Day, and Memorial Day.
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Available for seniors, active-duty military, and groups of 25 or more.