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Aug012012

Brunswick Community College

Description

As you drive onto the campus, watch for waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds around the aquaculture ponds. The ponds and dense shrubland area behind them may be accessible during normal business hours. Watch for birds along the tree edge by the trail to the eagle blind and scan the beaver pond from behind the blind. In addition to Bald Eagle, Anhinga, and Prothonotary Warbler, various woodpeckers and wintering waterfowl may also be seen around the beaver pond. Take the upland trail from the blind to the wetlands at the trail's end and watch for migrating and nesting warblers and other songbirds. The site map provides locations for butterfly, victory, and other gardens plus picnic areas.

Species of Interest (Full Bird List)

Bald Eagle, Anhinga, Red-headed Woodpecker, Great Crested Flycatcher, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Prothonotary Warbler

Habitat

pine/hardwood forest, longleaf pine forest, small wetland communities

Special Features/Concerns

Nesting Bald Eagles occur on site. Birders must use the viewing blind and respect posted signs to minimize disturbance of the birds. Eastern fox squirrels are also present onsite.

Access and Parking

The College is accessible daily, during daylight hours. A site brochure with directions, parking information, a map, and a bird list is available at a small kiosk on the left front of Building H.

Directions

From Wilmington, take US 17 South. The entrance to the College is on the left 0.3 miles south of mile marker 25. Proceed past the aquaculture ponds on the right to the Aquaculture Building (Building H), the first building on the right. Parking information is available at the kiosk in front of Building H.

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