Birding Day at the Dill Sanctuary

Birding Day at the Dill Sanctuary

The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary is a 580 acre wild preserve located along the Stono River that is home to a wide array of birdlife.  A six acre wildlife pond with three nesting islands attracts numerous wading birds, including threatened wood storks, while maintained fields, surrounded by woodland, provide habitat for songbirds, wild turkeys and raptors. Birders will be given a map of the property and required to sign the Dill Sanctuary Code of Conduct before exploring the property on their own to discover the birds that call the Sanctuary home or that are passing through during migration.  Suggested materials: binoculars, birding guide book/app, water, bug spray, hat and sunscreen.

Visitors are encouraged to submit your findings to citizen science projects such as eBird and iNaturalist.

Please note this information regarding this event:

  • The wildlife pond at the Dill Sanctuary may not be available during this program, since wood storks (a threatened species) and other wading birds will be nesting at this time and are particularly sensitive to any intrusions.  We appreciate your understanding as we ensure the long-term viability of this important habitat.
  • This is an “off-road” location with unprepared terrain. Walking shoes/boots are strongly recommended. 

Reservations and social distancing required.

$10 Museum Members | $20 Non-Members

Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 236.



03/27/2021, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm


The Dill Sanctuary
1163 Riverland Dr.
Charleston, SC 29412


Bookings are closed for this event.

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