The Center for Birds of Prey is a division of the Avian Conservation Center, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to addressing vital environmental issues through avian medical care, educational programs, and conservation and research initiatives.

Your membership donation provides for the ongoing operation of our medical clinic and the continued outreach of our education department. 

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

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 

For donations of $1,000 or more, please see our Wingswood Society Membership Page by clicking here.

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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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Things to do at the the Center: take a tour, see the birds, & much more...

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

For more details about any of these activities, please see our Events page.

  • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition - February 13 - 15
  • New Volunteer Staff Orientation and Injured Bird Transport Workshop - March 1
  • Grand Re-Opening - March 7
  • International Migratory Bird Day - May 9
  • International Vulture Awareness Day - September 5
  • Pollinators' Week with the Birds and Bees - June 18 - 20
  • Migration to Memminger, Annual Gala - October 15
  • Owls in the Moonlight - March 5, July 30, November 5
  • Photography Day - March 8, April 19, May 10, November 8, 
  • December 13
  • Painted Bunting Bird Walk - May 2 and 16, June 6 and 13
  • Native Birds of South Carolina Bird Walk - July 11 and 25, August 1 and 15

For more details about any of the above activities, please see our Events page.

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