Bring your field guides and binoculars to Huntington Beach State Park.
Every Wednesday, birders gather at one of South Carolina’s top areas for birding. Through Oct. 31, you can join them for a walk along the causeway. The freshwater and salt marshes are a haven for an array of birds.
Birds vary by season. But birding at Huntington Beach State Park, but you could see:
Use this four-step approach to identifying birds:
You don’t need bulky hiking boots. Lightweight sneakers or sturdy sandals will do. Consider rubber boots in case birding gets muddy. A baseball cap is a must; even better? A bucket hat to protect you more from the sun.
A nice pair doesn’t have to cost a fortune, either. You can find binoculars with exceptional brightness, color, and clarity for $150-$300. Consider a harness strap for freedom of movement.
Birding vests and cargo pants provide deep pockets for books, notebooks, and snacks! Choose subdued, natural colors or camouflage. Don’t wear white: Birds consider it a sign of danger.
Zooming in on even the latest mobile phones might give you a good image. Increase your chances with these attachments. Most kits are easy to carry in a pocket, and some even come with a tripod.
Huntington Beach State Park has nature programs all year. Check out the full summer slate. Here are some highlights:
Atalaya Tour | Saturdays, noon-1 p.m.; Weekdays, 2-3 p.m.
Alligators | Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10-11 a.m.
Crabbing | Wednesdays and Fridays Noon-1 p.m.; Saturdays, 2-3 pm.
Snakes and reptiles | Saturdays, 4-5 p.m.
Surf Seining | Thursdays, noon-1 p.m.
Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort offers a relaxing retreat (and a fantastic breakfast). You’ll find stylish, comfortable rooms, well-maintained, with a balcony overlooking the pool. It’s ideal for families. Take a fishing excursion, or relax and enjoy the Hammock Coast. Explore accommodations at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, and plan your escape today.