Wambaw Bridge

Wambaw Bridge

Overview

Area name

Wambaw Bridge

Area Location

Take US 17 north from Mt. Pleasant for approximately 11 miles, left turn onto FS Road 228 (dirt Ion Swamp Road). Keep going on Ion Swamp Road to the end at Willow Hall Road and turn left for 2 miles.

Area Map

Access

Admission: Free.

Hours of Operation: open every day, all day.

Wambaw Bridge falls within the boundaries of Francis Marion National Forest.

Facilities

Background

Wambaw Bridge is part of the Francis Marion National Forest covering almost 250,000 acres.

The best birding at Wambaw Bridge occurs March through June.

Key Birds

Resident

Anhinga, White Ibis, Red-shouldered Hawk, King Rail, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Bachman’s Sparrow, Seaside Sparrow.

Summer

Least Bittern, Swallow-tailed Kite, Mississippi Kite, Chuck-will’s-widow, Whip-poor-will, Prothonotary, Yellow-throated Warbler, Swainson’s Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunging, Orchard Oriole.

Winter

American Black Duck, Hooded Merganser, Bald Eagle, Sora, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Fox Sparrow, Nelson’s Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird.