Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region


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Birding on the Refuge...


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Swallow-tailed kite

Swallow-tailed kite; Credit: Craig Sasser


Waccamaw NWR is fastly becoming a hotspot for Swallow-tailed kites. Listed as endangered in South Carolina, these raptors nest on the Refuge during Spring & Summer and have been seen flying over the Visitor Center and neighboring rivers during all hours of the day. The Refuge is home to over 200 species of birds throughout the year including warblers, woodpeckers, owls, finches, ducks, geese, herons, storks, eagles, hawks, falcons, quail, turkey, & many others. You can enjoy birding along any of our trails as well as from a boat in the waters surrounding the Refuge.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle; USFWS

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl chicks; USFWS

Wood Stork

Wood Stork; USFWS








Volunteer Logo

We're currently seeking volunteers for the following:


  • Tour Guides
  • Visitor Center
  • Landscaping
  • Environmental Education
  • Trail Maintenance

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Duck Stamp

Purchase your 2014-2015 Federal Duck Stamp at our Visitor Center

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Last updated: September 17, 2014
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