Dungannon Heritage Preserve

Dungannon Heritage Preserve

Overview

Area name

Dungannon Heritage Preserve

Area Location

Follow Highway 162 west toward Hollywood in Rantowles. Turn right into a dirt parking lot after approximately 4 miles.

Area Map

Access

Hours of Operation: open year-round from dusk to dawn.

Sign in near the gate at the mailbox and grab a trail map, or download one here. Look for the trailhead which is marked with blue arrows, this eventually leads to a dam, spillway and dike.

Facilities

None for visitors.

Background

Dungannon Heritage Preserve has been labelled as the best place to see nesting Wood Storks in South Carolina, the best birding times are March to June.

Key Birds

Resident

Black-crowned Night-Heron, Red-shouldered Hawk, Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, Chuck-will’s-widow, Wood Duck.

Spring

Veery, Overbird, Northern Waterthrush.

Summer

Anhinga, Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Wood Stork, Chuck-will’s-widow, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Wood Thrush, Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Summer Tanager, Northern Parula, Raptor.

Fall

Veery, Overbird, Northern Waterthrush.

Winter

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Blue-headed Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush.