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Waterfowl with Angel Wing

Wildlife Rescue

Canada Goose with Angel Wing

Canada Goose with Angel Wing

A large part of what we do as an EcoTour company involves wildlife rescue. Recently we helped capture and transport a wild Canada Goose that has a condition called “Angel Wing.” Angel Wing is a…

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The Effects of Natural Disasters on Recreation Tourism Along the Grand Strand

Salt Marsh

Before Myrtle Beach Was Myrtle Beach The Grand Strand has been a popular vacation destination for travelers across the world since the 1930’s. It’s hard to imagine, but before that time, most of the Myrtle Beach area that we know today was uninhabitable because of how difficult it was to get here. There were none…

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Rainy Day Kayaking

“Do you still kayak if it’s raining?” It’s a question we get asked all the time at Black River Outdoors. The answer is complicated… Sometimes we don’t have a choice in the matter. While the weatherman is pretty good here, he’s not perfect, and I can tell you several stories of tours that ended in…

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Raccoon Rescue!

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Spring is in the Air

Cypress Swamp

Spring is in the air here on the Grand Strand (at least it was for a couple days – its currently cold and dreary again).  As the seasons change and the weather begins to warm up, all sorts of fascinating animal activity can be observed!  Amanda was barked at by a white-tailed deer a few…

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Fallout from Hurricane Irma

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Brown Noddy blown in by Hurricane Irma

While Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on Florida and the Caribbean, here in the Grand Strand we got very lucky.  There was minimal damage, and we had the opportunity to see some very unusual wildlife.  When a big hurricane…

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Kids Are Not naturally Afraid of Snakes

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Summer Kayaking on the Salt Marsh

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Summer is here in full force on the Grand Strand, and in Murrells Inlet and Huntington Beach State Park that means some pretty amazing bird watching!  The herons, egrets, wood storks and Ibis that have been nesting in huge rookeries in the swamps have fledged their babies and are taking the kids over to Huntington…

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Update on the rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle

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We have good news so far on the rescued Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Gary (as he has been named) is doing well at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital in Charleston (see the link below for details). The Sea Turtle rescue system in South Carolina is…

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Rescue

Salt Marsh

A group of Black River Outdoors Guides and some naturalists from Huntington Beach State Park spent last Sunday afternoon paddling in the marsh behind Pawleys Island looking for the rare and elusive Diamond Backed Terrapin.  These little salt marsh turtles were hunted heavily for turtle soup in…

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