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Waterfowl with Angel Wing

Canada Goose with Angel Wing

Canada Goose with Angel WingCanada 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…

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…

Spring is in the Air

Chicken Turtle on a riverbank in Myrtle Beach, SC

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…

Fallout from Hurricane Irma

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 comes up from the…

Summer Kayaking on the Salt Marsh

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…

Loggerhead Sea Turtle Rescue

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…