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“great for nature lovers and bird watchers!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cypress Wetlands

Cypress Wetlands
Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Port Royal
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Huntersville, NC
1 review
“great for nature lovers and bird watchers!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I love the outdoors and spotting wildlife. This was a great surprise while driving around Port Royal.
I always have my camera with me and boy was I glad I had one with me. I was so amazed at all the different birds. "Just Amazing!" Check it out if you are ever in the area.

Visited April 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Don't miss it, if you like birds!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Late winter, just before the leaves fill out, is the best viewing time. The birds are back and you can still see them well. This is a hidden gem of a nature area in the midst of the little town of Port Royal. Created only a couple of years ago, as a natural stormwater treatment pond, this little site has become a lush, natural nesting area that attracts hundreds of birds. It is home to large alligators and turtles as well. There are wonderful viewing areas and walkways. We visited it several times during March 18-23, 2013, and each day we saw new arrivals. HIghlights were dozens of nesting Great Egrets, Tri-colored Herons, Black-crowned Night Herons and Anhingas. We saw Green Herons, Yellow-crowned Night Herons, Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, Moorhens, Little Blue & Great Blue Herons. Great place for the nature photographer - you can't miss getting pictures of a lifetime. This is the best birding site we've ever found in the southeast.

Visited March 2013
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Fort Collins, CO
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“Wild-life filled wetlands in the center of town with birds, turtles and an alligator!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

What a surprise to find a thriving wetland ecosystem in the midst of this little town! This is basically a wild-life-filled open space tucked in between the homes and businesses. The ponds and trees are mostly surrounded by paved trail and crossed here and there by well-built boardwalks and viewing platforms which are great for photography. You can park on Paris Street and begin with the largest of the wetland’s raised board walks where we found dozens of snowy egrets and other wading birds, ducks, song birds and turtles. But our most exciting find was a rather large alligator we saw out in the middle of the area. I don’t know if it is always around, but it was quite a spectacular sight! Best view of a large alligator I have seen in the wild!!

Visited March 2013
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Bird Photo Ops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Nice observation decks. Great photo ops for saltwater birds. Many nesting sites for herons and egrets, springtime is when there is the most activity. Also in the evening they will come into roost year around.

Visited November 2012
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“The most convenient place to bird watch in the Lowcountry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Birds, birds, and more birds. Cypress Wetlands is incredible, particularly in the morning hours. Tons of egrets, herons, and other waterfowl. It's truly amazing that this little slice of nature is right in the downtown (the old village) of Port Royal. Definitely add this to your to-do list. Less than 10 minutes from downtown Beaufort

Visited November 2012
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