Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Overview

Area name

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Area Location

Head north on Highway 25 toward Traveler's Rest, take the right split continuing on Highway 25 north. 3.3 miles past the split turn right onto Tigerville Road, drive .9 miles to Shelton Road turn left drive .8 miles to McCauley Road and turn right. The parking lot will be on your right in approximately .5 miles.

Area Map

Access

Hours of Operation: open daily from 8:00 – 6:00 in winter, from 7:30 – 7:30 in summer.

Facilities

Background

Named after a species of swamp wildflower, this area contains the federally protected plant in one of very few remaining areas. This area is wonderful for viewing songbirds during migration.

The Greenville Area has three main areas for birding: Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve, Lake Conestee Nature Park and Paris Mountain State Park.

The best birding times occur in April and May as well as September and October.

Key Birds

Resident

Red-shouldered Hawk, Northern Bobwhite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow.

Summer

Whip-poor-will, Acadian Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Wood Thrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Ovenbird, Yellow-breasted Chat, Scarlet Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Orchard Oriole.

Winter

American Bittern, Wilson’s Snipe, American Woodcock, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Winter Wren, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird.