Have you ever heard of the Carolina Swamp Canary? Formally known as the Prothonotary Warbler, these golden treasures make their homes among the blackwater swamps & floodplains of South Carolina. Captain Zach is partnering with Audubon South Carolina for a private guided Bird Walk of Beidler Forest with Center Director Matt Johnson. We will walk the boardwalk in search of nesting Prothonotary Warblers that make use of cavities within the Cypress Knees of the ancient Four Holes Swamp. Along the way we’ll look for other Swamp residents & learn more about this ecosystem.
The boardwalk at Beidler Forest stretches 1.75 miles. Searching for the Prothonotary Warblers in this forest will be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Luckily it will be breeding season & we stand a good chance to encounter males singing for mates. Being wild animals, there are no guarantees we will find these birds but we will do our very best to search the areas they typically hang around in the park.
Guests must be physically able to walk up to 1.75 miles on unpaved trails. Dress for the weather and a walk through the woods. BYOB – bring your own binoculars.
Directions to meeting place will be emailed to you upon registration. Please arrive early so the tour can leave on time at 9:00 am. $45 fee per adult & $40 per child 12 & under. You must register in advance online; space is limited, so please register early.