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South Carolina

December 26, 2019
I just saw a bald eagle fly over Lake Columbia (aka Lake Windermere) 29016 zip. I thought I lost my mind..do eagles exist in South Carolina? I googled and sure enough, others have seen eagles as well. Cheers!
Kim Johnson
Blythewood, SC

Today, November 24th 2018 I saw a bald eagle in Gaffney, SC Cherokee county. I have never seen one here and was so excited!
Ellen Pauly

I was standing looking out my kitchen window on Pelzer, Ave. Williamston, SC 29697 about 4pm Mon. when a lone adult Bald Eagle lighted in the middle of the street, it's white head and tail feathers clearly visible, stayed there about a minute and then flew away. I was able to get my wife Beth's attention in time to view a wonderful sight. My only eagle sighting in the wild.
JC Wilson

Myrtle Beach, SC
I spotted this lone Bald Eagle in my back yard near a pond. It flew by some pine trees and once it landed on the ground, I could clearly see it was a bald eagle. It stayed on the ground for a couple of minutes long enough for me to get a picture before it flew off.
Sharon Michalewicz

Today, Feb. 1, 2018, I spotted a lone Bald Eagle, as I was driving onto Daniel Island, South Carolina. I was entering the island from Hwy.526. I was coming from Mt. Pleasant, S.C. to teach a class on Daniel Island. The Eagle was soaring just above the tree tops.... so, fairly close. The colors were very clear: White head, yellow beak, brown - black body. I was amazed! Rather shocked! Since, I was in traffic, entering D.I., I couldn't snap a photo. Too bad. But, I'll never forget that majestic sight!
Andonia McKinney

I've seen this eagle 3 times within about a half mile of each other. Several weeks back I saw it on back to back days flying, then today saw it on the ground right off the side of the road. White head, yellow beak, brown back. Couldn't believe it, didn't know we had them here.
Pauline, SC
Chad Wallington

Two bald eagles sighted on ICW mile marker 15, N. Myrtle Beach, SC, October 7, 2017. At the ICW, dead ending on 2nd. Ave north, N. Myrtle Beach, SC. Beautiful! Stayed for a very long time.
Maggie Ford

William Bell wrote the following: I saw a Bald Eagle on the 4th of February (2017) while riding down Grace Avenue in Lancaster SC at about 10:00 in the morning. It flew over the bridge as I was passing over it. IMPRESSIVE!!!

Matthew Small wrote the following: Sighting at 1236 Penderboro Rd, Marion SC pond.

Joy Zeigler wrote the following: My brother, sister and I say a bald eagle flying over our pond in Cordova, SC. First time I have ever seen an eagle flying in this area. 1-28-17

Beverly Burgess wrote the following: 12\28\16 I was driving from South Ocean Drive through Market Common, in Myrtle Beach SC. An eagle was sitting in top of a dead tree, just across from pond, right before the dentist office. Beautiful sight

Tim Sprunger wrote the following: My son and I observed an eagle flying around Rim Lake in Fayetteville on 30 Dec 16 around 10:30am.

Frank Baker wrote the following: During the last week in December 2016, I have witnessed and photographed an adult bald eagle flying both north and south along the Broad River at Riverfront Park near the dam/spillway.

Joan Aumack wrote the following: Hampton Lake Crossing, Bluffton SC

Jane Lutz wrote the following: Saw over Hwy. 75 about 2 mikes from where Hwy. 521 interesects in Indian Land SC.

Joan Aumack wrote the following: Bluffton SC Hampton Lake on 11/28/2016. Caught a fish Ate on lake bank

John Shoemaker wrote the following: We (4 of us)saw a Bald Eagle chasing seagulls ..on 9/27/16 530pm along the coastline Garden City Beach,1990 North Waccamaw Drive, South Carolina.

Lloyd Peugh wrote the following: My wife Kerri was on her way to work the other morning and seen a bald eagle on bay road in Gresham sc! I can't wait to see it myself.

Cathy Birk wrote the following: We live in Hurley Park Charleston AFB SC. On 2-13-16 AT 4 P.M. a bald eagle flew up into the tree behind our house which backs up to the Ashley River. It was eating a rabbit or squirrel and stayed in the tree for about 45 minutes. Beautiful looking bird and a great experience!

D Chase wrote the following: Bald eagle in flight/hunting
Greenville, South Carolina

Frankie James wrote the following: Mullins, South Carolina

Floyd B Bullock Jr wrote the following: I live on Windsor Lake in Dentsville (Columbia), SC and for several months over the last couple of years I have heard what I believed to be a bald eagle. I spend summers in Alaska in the Funny River Community near Soldotna and have seen and heard many bald eagles. However, being new to SC I had no idea there were bald eagles in SC. On 12/08/15 while tearing down a beaver dam in front of our house I heard the sound again but this time I saw a bald eagle flying over the lake. I was amazed because it confirmed what I have heard over these past months were indeed a bald eagle.

Catherine McCloskey wrote the following: Bennettsville, SC- We spotted a Bald Eagle in flight over hwy 38 just outside Bennettsville on 11/29. Gorgeous!

Jana Owens wrote the following: The adult bald eagle was spotted in Columbia, SC flying over head near the Arcadia Lakes area.

Stacy Samford wrote the following: 11/24/15 1:30 pm Seen 2 different pair all 4 adults in the vicinity of Carowinds Amusement Park. Both pair were headed SSW.

henry jones wrote the following: Rock hill / chester South Carolina line young bald eagle sited

Steven Dalton wrote the following: Charleston, South Carolina off of Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley

Fred Woodley wrote the following: On Veterans Day at 3:30PM while working on my Mail box at 840 Oakley Road Moncks Corner SC an Adult Bald Eagle flew overhead following the road It was accompanied by a what appeared to be a juvenile they landed in a tree across the road in a very heavily wooded area.

Caroline Miles wrote the following: My husband and I spotted a beautiful bald eagle on the side of Indian Branch Rd in Lamar, SC today, Nov. 8th, 2015. It appeared to be eating a dead cat which is why we weren't sure at first if we'd truly seen it or if it was just a buzzard/vulture. We quickly turned around to get pictures and 2 other people had stopped by then and we're taking pictures too. We all confirmed with each other that it actually was a Bald Eagle we were seeing. Got some amazing pics and definitely feel blessed to have witnessed something so rare.

Kayla Logan wrote the following: My fiancé and I were driving down BlackTom rd in Moncks Corner and seen 2 bald eagles in the middle of the road. Totally awesome experience!

Elizabeth Henke wrote the following: At 4:42 my husband and I were traveling Hwy 9 just outside of Lake View and a beautiful Bald Eagle was just sitting beside the road. My husband flipped out with excitement and we turned around and went back to make sure that's what type of bird it was... sure enough it was. We stopped and it spread its extraordinary wings, flew across the road directly in front of us and onto a tree branch. After a moment or two it flew further into the woods. That was awesome and such a rare site.

Carolyn Shipman wrote the following: My husband and I were going hunting around 5:30pm on 10/10/15 in Lee County, SC. We were traveling on Benson Rd when we saw a beautiful big bald eagle fly over. We stopped and he flew above us again. Good thing because we have never seen such an amazing site! That was our first time seeing an eagle in the wild.

Tammy Robinson wrote the following: I was leaving Swansea this morning on number 6 heading toward Calhoun county direction. I saw this really big bird in the middle of the road. I got near it and realized it was a bald eagle. It was eating something that was in the middle of the road. It was so beautiful as it lifted up and flew up into the trees across the road. There is a huge field on one side and trees on other. They have always been my favorite bird so it was so amazing to see one that close. Just beautiful.

Joseph Eubanks wrote the following: Spotted a Bald eagle for the first time in my life sitting in the soybean field across the street from my house and didn't know if I should report it. Beautiful animal. I am in Pageland, South Carolina.

Steve Hayden wrote the following: 9/28/15 in Goose Creek SC flying over Crowfield boulevard near Crowfield Lake.

Robin Avis wrote the following: Saw an eagle in Beaufort S.C. It was drizzling and I was out feeding geese when the bird flew onto the soccer field, . I stared and couldn't figure out if it was an eagle. Hadn't seen a wild one in years. Watched him fly away , it's a beautiful sight. Sept. 24, 2015

Steve Brown wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle on Brookcove Road in Stokes county on 9/12/15. On side of the road at a road kill. Really close to the RJR buildings location. My first ever sighting of a live eagle!!

Dawn McAbee wrote the following: A bald eagle was soaring over the hwy near Florence yestrrday. I haven't seen one in so many years I was in disbelief. I text my son and daughter later to be sure they have white tails ;) I've never spied one in SC ...wish I'd have pulled over and gotten pics! Today I sit feeling like I was granted a rare treat...and on 9/11...I didn't even intend on traveling that route..my e-navigation took me that way. If they re spotted here often I will travel this route every time! (Hwy 501 I think)

Angela Walker wrote the following: I spotted a bald eagle this morning near Blythewood SC. The wing span on this level bird was remarkable. Thankfully, it landed on a pole in front of me and I was able to pull over and snap a few pictures. This is a gorgeous bird.

On February 8, 2015, I was on my way to church on Hwy 6 in Calhoun County, South Carolina. I spotted a bald eagle in a field eating a deer carcass. This was the second sighting of an eagle which occurred several years ago on the same highway on a Sunday morning leaving for church out of the town of Elloree, South Carolina. I was amazed to see this bird as he flew from the top of a telegraph pole and landed on the ground and walked around for a few seconds.
Patricia C. Bradley
South Carolina

I saw a small size Bald Eagle flying over SC 460 near Anne Springs Close Greenway around noon today (1/10/14). Beautiful sight - I had never seen one in this area before.
Darrell Williams

Driving back to my house off of Shelly mullis, indian land, sc 29707 12:15 pm 1/3/15. I just saw a bald eagle grabbing a presumably dead snake out of the middle of the street. It was being chased by four other birds. I followed it around 500 yards, absolutely amazing to see.
Justin Nifong

I saw a bald eagle flying around the Lake Murray Dam area along South Lake Drive, in Lexington, South Carolina. It was beautiful! I was a passenger in a car and it was flying alongside and above us. Made my day!
Lisa Schwaberow

I saw a bald eagle in Anderson South Carolina today December 16, 2014 About 1:00 pm
Michelle Cornforth

Stepping from my car in Fort Mill, SC about 11:00a on 12/10/2014, I stopped to watch a bald eagle soar against a clear, blue, sunshine sky until it disappeared below the treetops of the Anne Springs Close Greenway.
Robert A. Littlefield

Summerville, SC
On 12/7/14 at 3:30pm, while out walking our dog in Wescott Plantation, a bald eagle flew over our heads into a heavily treed area off of Markley Blvd near Robeson Place.
Tracy McLaughlin

In Florence South Carolina, my husband and I live on a lake. It has natural areas as well. They are preparing for spillway repair and have lowered the lake down significantly. I then saw the mature bald eagle soaring above our lake.
Virginia Ervin

My husband and I were walking the Lake Murray Dam in Lexington, SC on Sunday, January 19, 2014 when we spotted a bald eagle flying along the edge of the water front. It was beautiful to see!!!
Kathryn Hall

On January 14 around 5:15 pm, I saw an eagle flying low in front of me near my dock on Lake Murray in South Carolina. It flew right past me, made some eagle calls, and landed in the top of a tree near my house on the water. There was not a nest there. The eagle was just checking out the lake. I took many photos of that beautiful bird as it sat there almost a half an hour at the top of the pine tree. Then, it flew off, and I could hear those wings in the wind. It was such a wonderful, wonderful experience for me. I also saw an eagle on November 21 last year flying right past my dock. They are out there on the lake and at the rivers. Wonderful birds!
Marjorie Kneece

For the second day in a row we've had a bald eagle in our back yard tree. Yesterday, the first day, we even watched what appeared to be a golden eagle attack the bald eagle, scaring him off. Our location is CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (West Ashley area).
Matthew Roden

I work in Fort Mill, SC. I stepped out of the office and saw a bald eagle flying over our building.
It was very close to Carowins and Interstate 77.
Chad Nguyen

A Bald Eagle spent the day on our dock at Goat Island, Isle of Palms, SC. 12/31/13. What a wonderful way to end the year.
Margaret Thompson

I just saw a bald eagle on my run on Providence Road in south Charlotte. He flew low over the trees by Lakeside Drive and on towards Providence Plantation. It was beautiful! I'm so glad to have been running at that exact time! The only other time I saw one was on the way to the Outer Banks last summer. I hope I see him again.
Megan Jacik, December 12, 2013

North Charleston, SC 12/5/2013 @ 12:00 noon on Wescott Dr. We saw a Bald Eagle on the shore of the pond across from the Clubhouse. He/she was eating what appeared to be a rabbit. Later at 1:00 pm he was still in the area perched in a pine near the pond.
Joe Brinson

On Saturday, November 30, 2013 my husband and I were hiking on the Foothills trail and stopped at a lookout 3.6 miles up the trail from the Nature Center in Table Rock State park. The outcrop of rock is on the SE side of Pinnacle Mountain, latitude 35.02878 deg North, longitude 82.73469 deg West. We saw, and photographed a bald eagle flying at eye level, heading west. It was a beautiful sight to behold!
Lynn and Mike Adams

Bald eagle sighting on Wednesday oct 30! Lady's island, SC near the intersection of Sams point rd and Mary Elizabeth drive. Had a squirrel in its talons!
Allie Mayer

My husband and I were driving on SC 9 on Monday, October 14 around 2 pm and saw a bald eagle take off across a field after examining something on the side of the road. Didn't know they were around here. Great sight.
Pamela L. Reece

I spotted a pair of Bald Eagles flying over highway 178 between Orangeburg and Wolfton SC between 12 and 1 pm on Oct 15, 2013.
Ron Hall

On 10/08/13 around 8:45 am, I spotted a Bald Eagle eating from a roadkill on Hwy 17 N towards Charleston from Beaufort SC ... Amazing!!!!
Mauricio Trujillo

I spotted a bald eagle flying over Houston Northcut Bld. in Mt. Pleasant, SC around 6:00PM on Friday, September 27, 2013. I have seen hundreds of Bald Eagles in my native MN, but this was my first sighting in SC! Awesome!!!
Jennifer Stout

This morning at 9:32am, I saw this huge bird land in the top of a tree across they way... Had my camera in hand, getting ready to take a walk... I thought it was the hawk that hangs around but when I came in to edit my photos and saw the photo where he turned and looked at me, whoooaaaa, it's an eagle!
I've never seen one in the wild before, that was absolutely amazing for me!!!!
Address: Harris Ave @ Major Street, Belton, SC
Theresa Buchanan

We saw 1 lone Bald Eagle on Highway #9 just outside Pagland South Carolina. We stopped and watched it for about 5 min until it dove very fast caught something and Flew up into the woods and I lost site.
Bryan And Cathy Carpenter
Monroe North Carolina
Bonneau, SC

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