Annual Swallow-tail Kite Outing
July 16, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
The Swallow-tailed Kite, with its distinct black and white plumage, is one of the most elegant birds of the Americas, and unmistakable in the summer skies above the Savannah River swamps. They gracefully glide with minimal wingbeats, using twists of their incredible scissor-tails to maneuver quick acrobatic turns to capture and devour bugs in mid-flight. Birders as well as nonbirders, photographers, and naturalists of all ages will have the opportunity to witness this amazing aerial display, as Swallow-tailed Kites forage on insects in kite hotspots in rural Allendale County. After rearing their young in treetop nests near the Savannah River, the kites migrate in late summer to wintering grounds in South America. Join us in Allendale, South Carolina, in July, in the heat of the summer season, for an awesome aerial display put on by the Swallow-tailed Kite.