Midland SC Birding Hotspots

New to the area? New to birdwatching? Visiting and want to see some local birds? 

We have compiled a working list (non-comprehensive) list of some of our favorite birdwatching locations around Columbia and the Greater Midlands area. All have free admission except where noted.

Congaree National Park              Link to location 

Saluda Riverwalk  -  City of Columbia Park           Link to location 

Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park  -  City of Columbia Park           Link to location 

Timmerman Trail  -  City of Cayce Park           Link to location 

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve  -  SC Dept of Nat Resources           Link to location 

Wildlife Management Areas and Heritage Preserves  -  SC Dept of Natural Resources           Link to SC DNR properties 

This may be the best kept secret amongst birdwatchers. South Carolina has a huge network of publicly owned lands that are managed for wildlife and to allow hunting opportunities for residents that may not have their own land. The good news for us Bird Nerds is these lands are also open to public visitation during most of the year. The link above will take you to a complete list of properties.