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Address: Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC
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A excellent example of nature and man getting it together.

As a free lance photographer I have been coming to this rookery in Old Town Port Royal for over 4 years. In late March it is filled with Great Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Snowy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
RonKoris
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St. Mary's
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St. Mary's
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a free lance photographer I have been coming to this rookery in Old Town Port Royal for over 4 years. In late March it is filled with Great Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Anhingas and Black Crown Night Herons in all their mating plumage. The walkway lets you see these beautiful birds without bothering the birds. The town of... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We were just passing through the area, so decided to check it out. It is a boardwalk and paved path 0.6 mi in length, which surrounds the rookery area. We visited at a time of year when the alligators and birds had all flown or were hibernating. I can imagine that the wildlife must be lovely at the right time... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

As the picture shows, the wetlands is a rookery so in Spring when the many birds are nesting the place is crowded with birds by the hundreds

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Montclair, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at this trail as it was the way back from a visit to Beaufort. It started fine but within 100 yards we were back on a city street. We had to walk along a road and then back along the trail with the wet lands on one side and the back of buildings, dumpsters, parking lots on the... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Grand place to be, with the feel of days long ago but yet still here. The land and waters along with the creatures of the area are truly different from what you may see every day. Really worth a look see.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fantastic destination attraction in Port Royal. Bird rookeries are close to walkways, so you can observe the nests.

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1 Thank FairyGodmother2000
Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Stopped on the way back from Hunting Island. Not sure why such insulting tone on one of the negative reviews. Nice little boardwalk through the marsh. Saw the egret rookery, a few turtles, and an ibis. Peaceful little trail loop. Everything we expected it to be.

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north carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Such a lovely walk through nature. Being partially disabled I find it difficult to walk long distances so I wasn't able to complete the entire trail, however, what a joy it was to see some natural habitats for the local wildlife! Part of the trail is shaded for those hot days, and once you get past the first 20 yards... More 

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Jackson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stopped on a whim after playing on the beach all day. My ten and fourteen year olds enjoyed reading the information about the foliage and wildlife. They were very excited to find two hidden alligators, turtles, and frogs in the swampy water. The bird rookery was interesting and they identified several different birds in the nests. The short hike... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you are into taking great photographs, and enjoy viewing wildlife, you will be at the right location. The Wetlands located in the middle of the town, is a rookery for many Coastal Birds. There is also no shortage of Alligators., depending on the weather conditions. Sometimes they are out sunning themselves, other way back in the marsh cooling down.... More 

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