For anyone seeking avian adventures, North Augusta provides excellent locations for birdwatching. With its proximity to the Savannah River and ample greenspace, there is a multitude of environments to observe and commune with nature.
Barbara S. Greene Bluebird Trail
The Barbara S. Greene Bluebird Trail on the North Augusta Greeneway is named for the former First Lady of North Augusta. This trail includes 23 house boxes for bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds during the nesting season from March 1 to September 1.
The stroll along the North Augusta Greeneway, particularly along Boeckh Park in Hammond’s Ferry, offers stellar views of the Savannah River. In the quiet of the morning and early evening, the views come alive with birds who live around the river or use it as their source of nutrition.
Brick pond park
This forty-acre restored wetland is a serene oasis located adjacent to Riverside Village. This popular spot to bask in nature has a series of trails winding through the ponds, along with docks and benches. In addition to the various species of birds who make their homes in the park, one may also see the occasional alligator trolling the ponds.
The park is known for its excellent athletics fields, but with a 1.2-mile walking trail, disc golf course, and green space, the environment lends itself to observing nature, including the various species of birds who make their home in the park.