News from the Center

We are hiring!

The Center is seeking an enthusiastic candidate for the newly created Advancement Associate position.  As key personnel working directly with the public and potential donors/members, this position will serve as an important, dynamic liaison between two departments: Guest Services (customer service) and Development (fundraising). Under general supervision of the Development Officer and the Administrative/Communications Manager, the Advancement Associate will operate the Center’s Guest Services facility Thursday – Saturday while the Center is open to the public and assist in development and communications activities Tuesday – Wednesday in the administrative office. This is a full-time, salaried position. Health insurance benefits are available after completing 90 days of service. The hours include, but are not limited to, Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30AM-5PM. To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to

Bird Songs – a Nashville Songwriters in the Round event

We’re sorry, but this event is sold out. Join us for the second annual Bird Songs, a Nashville Songwriters in the Round event to benefit the Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey on Saturday, April 29th. The program will feature some of Nashville’s most popular songwriters performing in the spirit of the famous Bluebird Café, sharing their songs and the stories behind them while celebrating good company with a fine Lowcountry meal and lively bar… all accented with beautiful birds of prey as your hosts. The artists this year have written songs with a variety of popular country artists such as Lee Brice, Leann Rimes, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, and Luke Bryan.

Photography on the Wild Side

  • April 23 – SOLD OUT!
  • September 10
  • December 3

An exclusive opportunity to photograph live birds of prey outside of their enclosures both while perching and in free flight. Space is limited to optimize the photographic experience. Purchase Tickets for Photography Day

Migratory Bird Walks – April 8 (sold out), April 15 (sold out), May 20, & May 27

Lying along the Atlantic Flyway, the Avian Conservation Center campus is a perfect location to catch a glimpse of peak avian migration. Join the Center’s experienced birding guides for an introduction to the Painted Bunting and other colorful migrants that frequent the Center’s campus each spring. After the walk, guests are invited to join the regular morning bird of prey tour and flight demonstrations at no additional cost. When: April 8 (sold out), April 15 (sold out), May 20, & May 27 – 8:30am to 10:30am Tickets: $15 for current Center members; $20 per non-member   Purchase Bird Walk Tickets

Osprey Fisheagle Boat Excursion – Saturday, May 13

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with a stopover adventure on Lake Marion. Explore this unique lake habitat including Osprey Village in the Stumphole Swamp on this two-hour boat excursion with Fisheagle Nature Adventures. Journey into the heart of this important migratory stopover site. Possible sightings include a multitude of migratory species including Mergansers, Wood Stork, Night-heron, Ibis, Kites, Flycatchers, Vireos and Warblers. When: Saturday, May 13, 10:30am to 12:30pm; arrive by 9:45am Where: Santee State Park, 251 State Park Rd., Santee, SC 29142 Tickets: $32 for current Center members; $40 per non-member (add a $10 donation and receive an annual membership to the Center); please note there is an additional $2 fee for parking at Santee State Park.   Reserve Your Spot Now

Location & Contact Us

The Center for Birds of Prey