Francis Beidler Forest Audubon Sanctuary

Francis Beidler Forest Audubon Sanctuary


Area name

Francis Beidler Forest Audubon Sanctuary

Area Location

Turn left onto Highway 27 from I26 and drive 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Highway 78 for approximately 2.7 miles then turn right onto Highway 178. Drive .7 miles then turn right onto Beidler Forest Rd. Drive 4.1 miles, Beidler Rd. turns sharply to the left, continue onto Mims Road. 1.1 miles further and turn right onto the dirt road and entrance to Beidler Forest.

Area Map


Admission: $8 for adults.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm .



Francis Beidler Forest is the location of the  Audubon South Carolina state office. The staff is very up-to-date on recent sightings of wildlife so be sure to check in with them. April through June are the best birding months here.

Key Birds


Anhinga, Wild Turkey, Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Yellow-throated Warbler.


Yellow-crowned Night-heron, White, Ibis, Swallow-tailed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Northern Parula, Prothonotary Warbler, Swainson’s Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Summer Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting.


American Woodcock, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Black-and-white Warbler, Fox Sparrow.