Bird Watching On 2nd Avenue Pier, Myrtle Beach, SC

Frugal fun and bird watching in Myrtle Beach at 2nd Avenue Pier

My family and I went to Myrtle Beach last week and we have since been in the process of writing reviews of the places we visited while there. However, we didn’t only do things that involved reviews on this trip. One day, Jay and I were looking for something fun to do that wouldn’t break the bank and we came across 2nd Avenue Pier.

Gorgeous Views From 2nd Avenue Pier

Frugal fun and bird watching in Myrtle Beach at 2nd Avenue Pier

2nd Avenue Pier only costs $1 per person to walk on. You really can’t get much cheaper than that. We were there during the off season, but we could see the carts for snow cones and places where you could set up your fishing poles for deep sea fishing. The2nd Avenue Pier was pretty secluded while we were there and that was just fine with us. I got to take some really great pictures of the many species of birds that like to visit the pier because of this.

Frugal fun and bird watching in Myrtle Beach at 2nd Avenue Pier

Of course, I am no bird expert, so I am pretty much guessing at what types of birds these are. If you know the proper names for any of these, please let me know in the comments below. I think this is a pigeon. There were several of these around and they were funny. If you have never seen one in real life, they bob their heads back and forth when they walk. It’s pretty funny to see.

Frugal fun and bird watching in Myrtle Beach at 2nd Avenue Pier

We think this is a black bird. We didn’t get many pictures of this type of bird because it kept flying off. I guess it’s not a ham for the camera. πŸ˜‰

CORRECTION 3/20: My friend Kimberly from Saving More Than Me let me know that this bird is actually a crow. πŸ™‚

Frugal fun and bird watching in Myrtle Beach at 2nd Avenue Pier

We didn’t see many seagulls this day either. However, I saw a ton when we went to Broadway at the Beach and even had one eating out of my hand. I even had one climb on my arm to eat one year! They have little food machines there where you can pay a few cents to feed the birds and fish. I really wish that the 2nd Avenue Pier had that, too. Who knows, they might during the busy season.

Frugal fun and bird watching in Myrtle Beach at 2nd Avenue Pier

I have no idea what this bird is and I am not sure that I have ever even seen one before coming to the 2nd Avenue Pier. It is gorgeous, though. I am definitely a new fan. πŸ™‚

UPDATE 3/20: Kimberly also let me know that this bird is a female crow. πŸ™‚

The only bird that I really couldn’t get a great picture of was a Pelican that kept diving in the water for fish. It was just too far away for my cell phone camera to handle.

Frugal fun and bird watching in Myrtle Beach at 2nd Avenue Pier

Even if you aren’t into bird watching or fishing, the view from 2nd Avenue Pier is amazing and you just can’t beat the price.

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31 Comments

  1. my 4 year old LOVES birds. I mean, she looks at bird reference books, talks about them, can name most. she would love to go bird watch down south!

  2. Myrtle Beach is such a nice place to visit! I love all these pictures of the birds. Whenever we go to the beach, my husband loves to feed the seagulls! They eat out of his hands.

    1. They ate out of my hand at Broadway at the Beach, too! I will be posting those pictures later. My husband tried to get them to eat out of his, but they weren’t having it. One even climbed up on my arm one year to get closer to the food, lol. Silly birds.

  3. Wow, these are stunning photos. I love the way the sun is hitting the water.. making me long for a vacation. I’ve always wanted to visit SC! I need to get out there πŸ˜‰ I love watching Pelicans too, they are really interesting!

    1. That is interesting. They look like what Kimberly said they were and they also look like what you say. It looks like we have a mystery upon us. πŸ˜‰ I have several more pictures of them…maybe I should just make a post about that. lol!

      1. We call those black colored birds “Florida crows” or “fish crows” because they like to hang out by the water.

        Dawn–we need a recording of their bird call, lol. Crows have a distinctive call.

        Of course pictures of the tail would be great too πŸ˜‰

        1. Nest time I go back to Myrtle Beach, I am totally investigating these birds closer. It is now a mystery. πŸ™‚

  4. We were just there and saw a beautiful black and white bird with longish legs and long tail (reminded me of a road runner) It had the most beautiful call..

    Does anyone know what this bird is?????

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