Congaree Bluffs Heritage Park

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Park

Overview

Area name

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Park

Area Location

From St. Matthews head west on Highway 419 for approximately 3.4 miles then turn right onto Turkey Track Lane to reach your destination.

Area Map

Access

Hours of Operation: year-round, dawn to dusk.

Facilities

Background

Congaree Bluffs Heritage Preserve, where you have a keen view of the Congaree Swamp offers the best birding times from April through October.

Key Birds

Resident

Anhinga, Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Eastern Screech-Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, White-eyed Vireo, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Osprey,  Sharp-shinned Hawk, Broad-winged Hawk, Cooper’s Hawl.

Summer

Mississippi Kite, Chuck-will’s-widow, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo, Northern Parula, Prairie Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Swainson’s Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Mississippi Kite, Red-shouldered Hawk.

Winter

Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Fox Sparrow.