Shorebird fans should find this posting of monthly tide charts helpful. Shorebirds will be particularly visible in the tidal salt marsh when the tide recedes, as the muddy edges which are so attractive to them are exposed. Conversely, shorebirding in the Vogt Pool, also known as the west pool, can be better at high tide. Please note that water depths will vary depending on various weather conditions.
Visit the Tide Chart, run by the University of South Carolina.
Please add one hour to all tide times for the waters surrounding the Wildlife Drive.
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There are wildlife viewing opportunities year-round on the refuge. Come by in the winter for a chance to see hundreds of black ducks and Atlantic brant. Summer is a great time to spot turtles sunning by the water. Visit our Seasons of Wildlife page to learn more!