Friends of Santee National Wildlife Refuge  Coming Events
Welcome YOU to Clarendon County, SC
Home site:  www.santeerefugefriends.org
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Friends Invite You to Come to Santee NW Refuge
     "The best birding center in South Carolina and the Southeast."
       Santee NW Refuge  2125 Fort Watson Rd.  Summerton, SC 29148
       803-478-2217  West of I-95, exit 102 @ US 301/US 15, 6 miles south of Summerton, SC

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          Santee Birding and Nature Festival - April 25 - 27, 2014

 

Birding, Paddling, and Natural History Trips will be a part of this 3-day festival. 

Online registration will open March 1!

    Santee National Wildlife Refuge: 2nd Annual Nature Photography Contest Announced

Winner announced at Santee Birding and Nature Festival - April 25 - 27, 2014

       Submission Deadline!   All entries must be submitted and received by March 31, 2014

 

National Wildlife Refuges…Where Wildlife Comes Naturally!     -  FWS  -

         

Photo Caption:  Bald Eagles abound this time of year and are sure to be seen during the Christmas Bird Count!  (Credit: Woody Tilley)

 

You want to see alligators, come to Cuddo

      Come experience the birding wonders of the Santee region in central South Carolina.
With a variety of places to see and explore, there will be plenty for all to enjoy like: the Audubon Center at Beidler Forest, Brosnan Forest, Congaree National Park, Santee State Park, Poinsett State Park, Lake Marion, Lake Moultrie, Santee Swamp and Wannamaker Preserve, Audubon Sanctuary. In addition to birding trips, there will be guided canoe and kayak tours, butterfly walks, wildlife photography workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of Santee Ntional Wildlife Refuge, conservation exhibits, music and food.
  See details:  http://www.fws.gov/santee/Santee-birding-festival-2010.pdf

 Thanks so much!!!! We enjoyed today very much....Josh makes the tour so very interesting...
 .. This was great. See the report of the walk on the Past Friends Events  ....

 Birding and Nature Walk on June 16 (2007) with Josh Arrants
                    At Santee National Wildlife Refuge Come see the painted bunting, the most beautiful bird.

           The public is invited to join the refuge staff and
  Friends of Santee National Wildlife Refuge for a birding and nature walk with
  local naturalist  Josh  Arrants.   Josh will lead a guided bird walk leaving
  from the  Wrights'  Bluff Nature Trail parking area at 8:30 AM.   A combination driving  and  walking tour on the Bluff Unit will provide participants with an  opportunity  to see and hear a number of delightful songbirds including the  very  colorful  Painted  Bunting.   Other  songbirds  we can expect  to encounter include:  orchard orioles, common yellow-throats, blue  grosbeaks, northern  parulas, indigo buntings, summer tanagers, yellow-billed  cuckoos, osprey, and red-tailed and red-shouldered hawks.  Sightings of nearly 300 bird  species have been recorded on Santee National Wildlife Refuge,
 making it one of the best inland bird watching areas in South Carolina.

   Bring  your  binoculars and fields guides for a great day of bird  watching.
  Call  the  refuge  office at 803-478-2217 for information or to sign up for the    walk.    You   may   also   email   Park   Ranger  Susan Heisey  (susan_heisey@fws.gov)  with  participant  information (name, # in  party, telephone  number).  Pre-registration is not required, but the refuge  staff would like to have an estimate of the number of attendees.
 
      Call  Santee  National Wildlife Refuge at 803-478-2217 for more  information or  to learn about wildlife observation and public use opportunities on  the refuge.   National  Wildlife  Refuges  protect  some  of  our nation’s  most unique,  spectacular and truly wild places.  Learn more about your  National Wildlife Refuge System by visiting one of the eight refuges found in South  Carolina.  Follow  the  links  from http://refuges.fws.gov to find information on your favorite refuge destination.
  Visitor Center remodeling is complete 12-12-07,  grounds landscaping worked.
  Come walk Nature Trails, there's been renovation.
Visit the Santee NW Refuge soon,
  mail your membership or renewal to:
  Friends of Santee NW Refuge
  2125 Fort Watson Rd.
  Summerton, SC 29148
See you at Santee National Wildlife Refuge.
Friends of Santee National Wildlife Refuge Friends of Santee NW Refuge
Santee NW Refuge  2125 Fort Watson Rd.  Summerton, SC 29148
       803-478-2217  West of I-95, exit 102 @ US 301/US 15, 6 miles south of Summerton, SC