Lake Conestee Nature Park

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Overview

Area name

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Area Location

Take Pleasantburg Road south frrom I85, exit 46B for approximately .7 miles and turn right onto Old Augusta Road. Continue for .5 miles to Fork Shoals Road and turn left, .2 miles to Henderson Avenue turn left. After .6 miles you will turn right into the parking lot of the park.

Area Map

Access

Hours of Operation: opens at dawn, closes at dusk, every day.

Facilities

Facilities are in progress.

Background

Greenville Area has three main areas for birding: Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve, Lake Conestee Nature Park and Paris Mountain State Park.

Nearly 160 species of bird have been identified in this park which opened to the public in 2006. You’ll find the best birding times to be in April and May as well as September and October.

Facilities and trails are a work in progress, be sure to pick up a map from the parking lot kiosk.

 

Key Birds

Resident

Red-shouldered Hawk, Northern Bobwhite, Red-headed Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow.

Summer

Whip-poor-will, Acadian Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo, Wood Thrush, Black-and-white Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Ovenbird, Yellow-breasted Chat, Scarlet Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Orchard Oriole.

Winter

American Bittern, Wilson’s Snipe, American Woodcock, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Winter Wren, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird.