Swallow-Tailed Kite Outing
Swallow-tailed Kite Outing | Thoroughbred Country
Location:  Lower Savannah River Alliance
City:  Allendale
Description:  The Lower Savannah River Alliance's Annual Swallow-tailed Kite Outing is held during the month of July, in Allendale, South Carolina. The Swallow-tailed Kite, with its distinct black and white plumage, is one of the most elegant birds of the Americas, and unmistakable in the summer skies above the Savannah River swamps. They gracefully glide with minimal wingbeats, using twists of their incredible scissor-tails to maneuver quick acrobatic turns to capture and devour bugs in mid-flight. Birders as well as non-birders, photographers, and naturalists of all ages will have the opportunity to witness this amazing aerial display, as dozens of Swallow-tailed Kites and Mississippi Kites forage on insects in a long-standing kite hotspot in rural Allendale County. After rearing their young in treetop nests near the Savannah River, the Kites migrate in late summer to wintering grounds in South America.