Welcome to the second annual Zugunruhefest - the Southeast's most comprehensive migration-focused birding festival. Zugunruhe (zu - gun - rue) is a German word derived from Zug (move, migration) and Unruhe (restlessness). This state of restlessness is commonly noted in migratory animals, especially birds.
As fall approaches and instincts prevail, birds are compelled by this silent call to take flight to their wintering grounds. As part of the Atlantic Flyway, the Lowcountry serves as a predictable thoroughfare for migrating raptors and shorebirds during fall migration. Exploiting the Center's strategic location, Zugunruhefest will afford numerous opportunities for observers, both novice and advanced, to experience fall migration from an exceptional vantage point.
In addition to onsite vendors and special programming, the festival will include three days filled with naturalists, ornithologists, and educators leading bird walks, flight demonstrations, informative lectures and programs, and more.
When: Thursday, September 28th to Saturday, September 30th
Where: Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey, 4719 North Highway 17, Awendaw, SC 29429. **Bird walks, field trips and excursions will take place in additional locations throughout the Lowcountry.
Admission: Fees vary depending on activities chosen. For a complete schedule of activities with pricing, please visit www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org/zugunruhefest or call 843.971.7474 to have a schedule emailed to you. If you are a current member of the Center or if you attended Zugunruhefest in 2016, please contact our office to receive your discount promo code.
More information is available at www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org/zugunruhefest.