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Hammock Coast Birding Festival

February 6, 2025 February 9, 2025

Birders have flocked to South Carolina’s Hammock Coast for years to enjoy our unique coastal area that is home throughout the year to more than 300 species of birds. Southern Living noted that the area is the best birding site on the East Coast, and experts at Clemson University have claimed that the region offers the best birding opportunities in South Carolina.

When it comes to an overall birding experience, there’s nothing like the Hammock Coast with its miles of pristine beaches, marshes and rivers, as well as tens of thousands of acres of protected forests, all teeming with birds. That’s why we’ve teamed up with four of our premier birding locations for our event. Our area also has locations where the increasingly rare Red-cockaded Woodpecker can be found, as well as other birds, such as the Swallow-tailed Kite, Roseate Spoonbill, and an impressive list of rarities. Nestled between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, the Hammock Coast has long been a draw for vacationers seeking a more laid-back and nature-centric vacation, and birds seek out our area, too — either as an all-year-long home or a stopover on their trips north and south.

Our festival will offer tours and access to Brookgreen GardensHobcaw BaronyHuntington Beach State Park, and the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center. Those four areas combined offer more than 50,000 acres of protected land where birds of all kinds live and thrive.

The festival will feature keynote speakers, lectures, and more. Visit our website for updates.

Registration for the 2025 South Carolina’s Hammock Coast Birding Festival opens in early December. Registration is limited, so early registration is recommended!


South Carolina’s Hammock Coast


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Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce

28 Wall Street
Pawleys Island, SC 29585 United States
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