Become a FORCE OF NATURE with a Membership to the Center for Birds of Prey

Every wild bird has a story. As symbols of beauty, freedom, strength, and possibility, they capture our collective imagination – and inspire us to find our own ways to take flight.  Their extreme sensitivity to their environment means their story foretells our story – the impact of our choices and the way we live.

Since 1991, through the help of thoughtful donors, the Center provided medical care for thousands of injured wild birds – and helped everyone from school children and parents to developers and legislators better understand the impact of our actions. Through our educational, medical, research and conservation initiatives, we protect, support and celebrate the mystery and majesty of wild birds.

In addition to supporting the Center’s conservation, education and medical initiatives, all memberships at the $75 level and higher now include annual admission to the Center. 

All memberships include:

  • 20% discount on merchandise and special programs
  • invitations to exclusive educational and fundraising events
  • Center window decal
  • subscription to the Center’s newsletter, The Harrier

General Membership Levels

$50     Includes one day’s admission for two individuals

$75     Includes one year’s admission for one individual

$100     Includes one year’s admission for two individuals 

$150     Includes one year’s admission for a family* 

$250     Includes one year’s admission for a family* plus one guest 

$500     Includes one year’s admission for a family* plus two guests

*Family memberships include parents plus all minor children 


Wingswood Society Membership Levels

$1,000     Supporting Member

Includes one year’s membership and admission for a family plus two guests, invitations to annual Wingswood Society events, invitations to behind-the-scenes tours, and unparalleled access to the organization, its staff and birds.

$2,500      Conserving Member

Includes Supporting Member benefits plus “Your Day” at the Center where you can bring up to 20 guests during regular business hours, admission for four guests to one of our exclusive Wingswood Society events, and two tickets to our annual gala.

$5,000     Leadership Member

Includes Conserving Member benefits plus admission for 10 guests to one of our exclusive Wingswood Society events and an educational program for a school, business or community group of your choosing.

$10,000     Legacy Member

Includes Leadership Member benefits plus a private raptor release and four tickets to our annual gala!

Making your donation online is both safe and convenient. We use PayPal to process online contributions, but a PayPal account is not required. If you have any questions about the process or would like to submit your donation over the phone, just give us a call at 843-971-7474. If you would prefer to mail your contribution, download a donor form below.

As a non-profit organization, all membership donations are considered tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

If your donation is a Gift Membership, please be sure to provide your contact information as well as the contact information of the person for whom you are purchasing the membership.

Contribute by Phone
Call us at 843.971.7474 to charge by phone.

Contribute by Mail
Click here for a printable contribution form.

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Advanced Purchase

Tours often
sell out in advance!

Check availability
and buy tickets:
The Center for Birds of Prey
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Or to purchase by phone,
call Zerve at (800) 979-3370

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Injured Birds or Sightings

Call the Center immediately
at (843) 971-7474 to report it.

When you find an injured bird of prey or shorebird, your quick response may save its life. For complete instructions, see handling the injured bird.

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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Closures

  • Thursday, November 26 - Closed for Thanksgiving

  • Thursday & Friday, December 24 & 25 - Closed for Christmas

  • Friday, January 1 - Closed for New Year's Day

  • Thursday, Friday & Saturday, February 11-13 - Closed for Southeastern Wildlife Expo

Upcoming Special Events

For more information about any of the above events, please call 843.971.7474.

Hours & Location

The Center for Birds of Prey
4719 Highway 17N
Awendaw, SC 29429
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We are Open to the Public
Thurs. – Sat.: 10a.m. – 5p.m.
Tour Times: 10:30a.m. & 2:00p.m.

Buy Tickets Online
or call (800) 979-3370

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1247
Charleston, SC 29402

Phone: 843.971.7474
Fax: 843.971.7029