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Phinizy Swamp Birdwatching Trip Augusta, GA
Saturday, December 3rd | 8:30 AM
The first thing you think of when you hear the word “Duck” is either a Mallard or the Aflac Duck, right? Did you know the Southeast is home to almost 20 species of ducks that come in all shapes & sizes? Unique ducks like Blue-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Northern Shovelers, and Ring-necked Ducks all make Phinizy Swamp their winter home to escape the frigid Northern waters during the winter months. Not to mention Bald Eagles are a common sight around the wetland in the winter time as these species of waterfowl are their preferred meals. We’ll also see unique birds like American Coots, Common Gallinule, King Rails, and Pied-billed Grebes out in the wetland cells of the park.
Coastal Fossil Hunt & Wildlife Encounter
Saturday, October 8th | 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Do you remember hunting for Shark Teeth on the beach as a kid? Perhaps you still do! The barrier islands around Charleston Harbor have some of the richest deposits of ancient shark teeth, fossils, sea shells, and colonial artifacts in the country. Join Captain Zach for the day as we venture out to a remote barrier island beach and spend time combing the sands for these relics.
Tatanka Bison Tour – York, SC
Sunday, Oct 16 | 1:00 PM
Did you know Bison, the USA’s National Mammal, once roamed around South Carolina? They were quickly extirpated by Europeans, however thanks to Tatanka Bison Ranch, the Thunderbeast has returned to the Palmetto State! Join Capt. Zach and ranch owner Fred Ilse on a trip back in time as we head out into his pastures into the middle of Tatanka’s Bison herd and learn about the natural history of bison, what it takes to manage a herd of bison, and if we’re lucky we’ll experience the herd thunder across the pastures.
This adventure is a mix of ecotourism & agritourism as we encounter native wildlife, but since there are no wild prairie landscapes left in SC, there are members of this herd that are harvested and their products are sold by Fred which you can purchase at the end of the our tour.