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Swallowtail Kites in Allendale

  • 1723 Barnwell Road Allendale, SC, 29810 United States (map)

Join SCWF for a visit to the historical pre-migration staging areas near Allendale, S.C. to observe Swallow-tail and Mississippi Kites as these magnificent birds prepare for their journey south.

John Cely (retired DNR), Al Segars (retired DNR) and David Youngblood (Lowcountry naturalist) will share the history and life story of these raptors with a classroom session prior to hitting the road in search of Kites.

Where:  This training will take place in Allendale, SC. The exact location will be emailed to participants after registration.

When:  Thursday, July 25th.  We’ll meet at 9:00 AM.  The day will conclude sometime around 2:00 PM.  

Who: This training is open to the public. No prior knowledge is required. Minimum age is 16. For SC Master Naturalists, this event can count as Advanced Training (4.5 training hours) and towards your statewide certification if you need a Sandhills component.   For Pro Birders, this can count as 1 day of training toward certification. If you are not a Master Naturalist or Pro Birder, just come have fun with us. Participants will also receive contact info of other participants to allow for carpooling to Allendale.

Photo by Joanne Wuori

Photo by Joanne Wuori

Cost: The cost is $60.00 per person. 

Other Important Notes:

•    Restrooms are available at the classroom.

•    Participants should bring a bag lunch and water and be prepared for a day in the field.

•    There is no rain date for this event. We will make every effort to hold it, even in a few rain showers. If we can’t make it happen due to weather or some other situation, we will refund your money.

•    After registering you will receive important correspondence via email - if you change your email between now and then, make sure to notify us.

•    If available, please bring binoculars, camera, spotting scope (if available). Otherwise,  we will have some binoculars available.

Banner Photo by Ross Appel