Ways to Give

The Avian Conservation Center and Center for Birds of Prey strives to build a strong and responsive community of members who are dedicated to supporting our mission to address vital environmental issues through avian medical care, educational programs, and conservation initiatives.  Donations of all types can be helpful.

Membership – Join the Center’s member community and help support the everyday operation of our medical clinic and education department. 

Gift – Give a membership to the conservationist in your life.

Honorarium & Memorial Gifts – This is a compassionate way to pay tribute to a loved one.

Matching Gifts – Double your contribution by participating in your employer’s Matching Gifts Program.

In-kind – Donate needed goods or services.

Amazon Wish List – Purchase items needed to maintain quality care and husbandry for all of the birds on our campus.  To visit our wish list, click here.

Planned Giving – The Center’s planned giving program is designed to assist you in planning a contribution with the latest tax guidelines in mind.  For more information about planned giving, contact Burwell Boykin.

Business & Corporate Giving – Whether you are a small business or large corporation, becoming a business or corporate partner is a rewarding investment.  For more information about Business & Corporate Giving, contact Burwell Boykin.

Event Sponsorships – Take advantage of the high visibility events conducted by the Center.  Your company’s participation will further your reach and positioning with the conservation-oriented customer and will help support the Center’s mission at the same time.

Volunteer at the Center – Donate your time as on-campus Volunteer Staff in the Avian Medical Clinic or Education Department or in your own area as a part of our Transport Network.  For more information about volunteering, contact Kara.

Click here to donate online right now.

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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

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