Wingswood Society Membership

Wingswood is the name given to the 152 acre Lowcountry setting of the Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey.  The name evokes connotations of flight and forest and celebrates the soaring vision of the new Center. Blessed with pine forests, live oak allée, hardwoods, wetlands, fields and lakes, Wingswood is the essential, natural foundation upon which the Center will be built.

Wingswood Society members are our most engaged supporters and the leading advocates of the educational, scientific and conservation mission of the Center for Birds of Prey.  Their generous support is in the tradition of naturalists that came before and a testament to the ethic of conservation that will preserve the quality of life for generations to follow.  Wingswood Society memberships can be issued to an individual, family, business or corporate entity and come with a variety of added benefits.

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!

Click here to make your online membership donation now.

Wingswood Society - A Community of Conservationists

South Carolina has a long tradition of studying and conserving a rich diversity of flora and fauna and the ecosystems that support them. From our earliest days, we have played willing host to the era’s leading naturalists and artists: Catesby, Audubon, and Bachmann are a few of the best known. In the last century, our labors have been joined by a broader public. A conservation ethic has developed within the community with a strong belief in the preservation of the region’s land, estuaries and ecosystems.

The mission of the Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey grows out of this ethic.  That mission is to identify and address vital environmental issues by providing medical care to injured birds of prey, educational programming, research, and conservation initiatives.

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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

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.

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or call (800) 979-3370

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

Phone: 843.971.7474
Fax: 843.971.7029