Crab Bank

Crab Bank

Overview

Area name

Crab Bank

Area Map

Access

Facilities

Background

Follow the nature trail from the parking lot following signs for Patriots Point Lookout Deck to a small observation platform. If observing migrating Warblers during fall is your thing, this is the place you need to be, though birding is good here year-round,

Other key points to take in are Pitt Street Bridge, Fort Moultrie and Breach Inlet.

Key Birds

Resident

White Ibis, Wood Stork, Black-crowned Night-heron, Clapper Rail, American Oystercatcher, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Common Ground Dove, Marsh Wren, Seaside Sparrow, Boat-tailed Grackle.

Summer

Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Reddish Egret, Gull-billed Tern, Sandwich Tern, Least Tern, Black Skimmer, Painted Bunting.

Winter

Red-throated Loon, Horned Grebe, Hood Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Bald Eagle, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Piping Plover, Purple Sandpiper, Saltmarsh Sparrow, Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow.