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"I have traveled worldwide and seen countless centers and this is the absolute best of its kind I have ever seen anywhere" - Jack Hanna

We will be closed February 11-13 for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition - click here to find our more about the event!

Mission statement

To identify and address vital environmental issues by providing medical care to injured birds of prey and shorebirds, and through educational, research and conservation initiatives.

The Avian Conservation Center and its principal operating division, The Center for Birds of Prey:
  • Operates a professional avian medical clinic for injured birds of prey and some shorebird species
  • Offers on-site and outreach educational programs to students and adults
  • Conducts relevant field and laboratory research studies
  • Participates in and supports international conservation issues
  • Is a first-line responder for oiled birds in the event of a contaminant spill affecting native bird populations and their fragile breeding habitats along the South Atlantic coast
  • Serves as a primary resource for creating ongoing awareness of the ecological impacts of a contaminant spill and makes available proactive measures to reduce the likelihood of such an event

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and buy tickets:
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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.

Swallow-tailed Kite sighting? Report Sighting Here!

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