Anne Springs Close Greenway
From Exit 85 of I-77 go southeast on SC 160, towards Fort Mill. In 0.8 miles turn left on US 21. Follow US 21 north for 1.6 miles to the entrance of the Greenway, on your right (east).
Birds to look for
Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Hooded Merganser (w), Wild Turkey, Northern Bobwhite, Pied-billed Grebe (w), Double-crested Cormorant (w), Great Blue Heron, Green Heron (s), American Woodcock, Belted Kingfisher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Acadian Flycatcher (s), Eastern Phoebe, Red-breasted Nuthatch (w), Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown Creeper (w), Veery (m), Gray-cheeked Thrush (m), Swainson's Thrush (m), Hermit Thrush (w), Wood Thrush (s), Blue-winged Warbler (m), Tennessee Warbler (m), Orange-crowned Warbler (m), Northern Parula (s), Yellow Warbler (m), Chestnut-sided Warbler (m), Magnolia Warbler (m), Cape May Warbler (m), Black-throated Blue Warbler (m), Yellow-rumped Warbler (w), Black-throated Green Warbler (m), Blackburnian Warbler (m), Yellow-throated Warbler (s), Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler (s), Palm Warbler (m), Blackpoll Warbler (m), Cerulean Warbler (m), Black-and-white Warbler (s), American Redstart (m), Prothonotary Warbler (s), Worm-eating Warbler (m), Ovenbird (s), Louisiana Waterthrush (s), Kentucky Warbler (s), Hooded Warbler (s), Yellow-breasted Chat (s), Summer Tanager (s), Scarlet Tanager (s), Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow (m), Savannah Sparrow (w), Fox Sparrow (w), Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow (w), White-throated Sparrow (w), White-crowned Sparrow (w), Dark-eyed Junco (w), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (m), Blue Grosbeak (s), Indigo Bunting (s), Bobolink (m), Eastern Meadowlark, Orchard Oriole (s), Purple Finch (w), American Goldfinch
Anne Springs Close Greenway looks like an old farm—several hundred acres of fields, pastures, ponds, pine plantations, upland hardwood forest, and floodplain forest—in the midst of suburban sprawl. There are miles of trails, which make for a delightful day of birding. The Greenway is best during migrations, but is worth a visit at any time of year.