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The 2016 Zugunruhefest brochure is now available. Click HERE for a pdf file, or view online at 

September 15, 16 & 17 – Zugunruhefest Birding Festival

Logo.notaglineIntroducing Zugunruhefest – the Southeast’s most comprehensive migration-focused birding festival. Zugunruhe (zu – gun – rue) is a German word derived from Zug (move, migration) and Unruhe (restlessness). This state of restlessness is commonly noted in migratory animals, especially birds.

As fall approaches and instincts prevail, birds are compelled by this silent call to take flight to their wintering grounds. As part of the Atlantic Flyway, the Lowcountry serves as a predictable thoroughfare for migrating raptors and shore birds during the fall migration passage. Exploiting the Center’s strategic location, Zugunruhefest will afford numerous opportunities for observers, both novice and advanced, to experience fall migration from an exceptional vantage point.

In addition to onsite vendors and children’s activities, the festival will include three days filled with naturalists, ornithologists, and educators leading bird walks, flight demonstrations, informative lectures and programs, and more. The festival will culminate with a panel of avian experts in a round-table discussion and reception.

When:              Thursday – Saturday, September 15 – 17, 2016

Where:            Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey

4719 North Highway 17, Awendaw, SC 29429

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October 15 at 6pm – Wild at Wingswood 2016

151008-02392016 marks 25 years of science, education and conservation at the Avian Conservation Center and Center for Birds of Prey and to celebrate, our popular annual fundraiser will return to the Center’s campus on Saturday, October 15 for Wild at Wingswood 2016.

Wild at Wingswood 2016 will be enhanced by the presence of a wide variety of live birds of prey including hawks, falcons, kites and owls. Nestled against the incredible backdrop that is the natural beauty of the Lowcountry, guests will relish each aspect of the evening’s activities, from ample dining options and premium cocktails, to exclusive, curated auction items and experiences.

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All-inclusive pricing for a memorable occasion:
– Cocktails
– Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
– Exclusive, curated auction items

Purchase your tickets now!

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