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KNOWLES ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA

Birding the Lowcountry

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Program #20959RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Juanita from Lilburn, GA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/02/14 - 11/07/14
Birding the Lowcountry was an outstanding program. We were novice birders and feel that our knowledge of birds increased exponentially on our trip. The program, instructors, accommodations, and meals all combined to exceed our expectations.

Betty from Flint, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/23/14 - 02/28/14
Our first Road Scholar trip has set the bar high. From the tranquil beauty of the Palm Key community to our well organized and friendly host, we felt immediately at ease. We shared scrumptious home cooked meals with great folks from all over. We were the least experienced of the group and everyone made us feel welcome including our terrific instructors. They taught us to look and listen. We came away encouraged and inspired. The entire adventure exceeded our expectations.

Emily from Millington, TN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/23/14 - 02/28/14
As a relatively novice birder, and a definite novice with shore birds, this was the perfect trip for me. The leaders were very encouraging and informative, and the other participants were all willing to share their varied knowledge and experience. A big plus for me was the accommodations in a somewhat secluded and extremely quiet and beautiful area on the edge of the marsh, nestled under live oaks and Spanish moss. And this trip should be subtitled, "with Low Country culture and cuisine." Every meal was outstanding and the additional presentations on Low Country art and culture were the perfect accompaniment to the birding.

Laurence from Greenville, SC Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 02/23/14 - 02/28/14
f you think you're going to be in a cramped little cottage at Palm Key you are mistaken. When we entered Cottage #23 we were greeted by beautiful views of the marshes beyond the back porches (one on each floor). There were 2 spacious bedrooms with private baths on each floor. On the first floor there was a living/dining/kitchen area also spacious with comfortable furniture and beautiful decor. A laundry room was also at your disposal if you needed to wash a few things (bring your own soap). We had breakfast and dinner at Cottage #49. All meals were healthy, delicious and plentiful. After breakfast a lunch buffet was available for us to make our own lunches, bag them and place them in insulated bags for our picnic lunch in the field. Our field trips were at various habitats and we saw over a hundred species during the week. Our hosts, guides and chef were personable, patient and fun to be with. This trip is one we will always remember and share with others. There may be some concern with individuals anticipating the sharing of accommodations with "strangers"; but if anything it added to the experience. We were blessed with 3 other couples whose enjoyment of the trip added to our own enjoyment.

Donald from Gainesville, FL Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/01/13
The accommodations were great, a rental home overlooking salt marches to the east. Group meals were generous and served cafeteria style a short walk away in another building. During the four days we traveled by van to a variety of habitats along the coast. There was enough 'bird action'to keep us all occupied.

Cyrelle from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 10/27/13 - 11/01/13
If you like birding and want to experience the diverse coastal region of South Carolina, this is a program you will enjoy. The fact that the group was small added to the enjoyment, and the accommodations were comfortable and in a beautiful location.


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