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Birding on Bulls is a special expedition to celebrate the exhibit Lying in Wait: Sporting Art by Odgen M. Pleissner. Forty-eight watercolors will be on display from January 18-May 12, 2019 at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, South Carolina.


 

Join Coastal Expeditions owner Chris Crolley on a special expedition to Bulls Island for an Ogden Pleissner-inspired day of naturalizing and birding on Saturday, March 2.  Exploring landscapes that have remained virtually unchanged since the time that Bulls Island was a sportsman’s winter getaway, you’ll get the opportunity to see some of the nearly 300 bird species that have been categorized in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.

After a ferry ride through the estuary, we’ll embark on a 6-7 mile hike of the interior of the island to see winter migrant waterfowl like pintail, widgeon and buffleheads from viewing platforms tucked along the edges of freshwater impoundments.

Chris will share the natural and human history of the island, expounding on how Pleissner would have experienced similar landscapes during his time in South Carolina.

Expect to see 50+ bird species as well as other wildlife like American alligators, bottlenose dolphins, fox squirrels and possibly bobcats on this day-long expedition.

Want to explore more?  Join Chris on a Gibbes Unplugged Tour of the exhibit on February 27.  Free with admission to the Gibbes Museum.

Things to Know

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Participants will take the ferry to Bulls Island and embark on a 6-7 mile hike.

TOUR DURATION
5 hours

WHAT TO WEAR
Hiking or walking shoes, a hat, long-sleeves and pants. Check the weather and dress accordingly in layers.

WHAT TO BRING
Drinking water, sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, bagged lunch and snacks

NEED TO CANCEL?
You’ll need to cancel prior to 24-hours or you will be charged for the tour.

PRIVATE TOURS
This tour is available for private booking.  Call or email to make arrangements.

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