|Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus ©Robert Royse http://www.roysephotos.com/index.html|
Joshua S. Rose
Number of bird species: 411
State Bird - Great Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
Birds of Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Great Smoky Mountains National ParkA Field Guide Ernest P Edwards 142 pages, 55 full color pages. McDonald & Woodward Publishing 2006
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Compact Guide to South Carolina BirdsCurtis Smalling and Gregory Kennedy Lone Pine Publishing due March 2007
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Audubon Society in South CarolinaWebsite
The usual list of local chapters.
Audubon South CarolinaWebsite
We encourage you to explore our website and learn what Audubon South Carolina does . . . what's happening to birds and their habitat in our state . . . and what you can do to protect the places that birds and other wildlife call "home" here in South Carolina...
The Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society serves the Central Savannah River Area and includes communities on both the Georgia and South Carolina sides of the river...
Carolina Bird ClubWebsite
The Carolina Bird Club, Inc. is a non-profit educational and scientific association founded in 1937. Membership is open to those interested in the study and conservation of wildlife, particularly birds. Dues, contributions, and bequests to the Club may be deductible from state and federal income and estate taxes.The Club meets three times a year (Spring, Fall, and Winter) at different locations in North or South Carolina.
We are the Charleston Natural History Society – and Charleston‘s Audubon society – a South Carolina chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970. Founded as the Charleston Natural History Society in 1905, we serve Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties...
Charleston Natural History SocietyWebsite
Serving the communities of Berkeley, Charleston, & Dorchester counties...
Columbia Audubon SocietyWebsite
We should get Winter Wrens and Black-and-white Warblers plus lots of Red-headed Woodpeckers, but not a chance of a mosquito. We will plan to bird the high boardwalk but may go to the Iron Bridge Trail if the group prefers. The boardwalk is easy walking and the views of Weston Lake are always invigorating. The river otters may even be out sunning...
Greenville County Bird ClubWebsite
The Greenville County Bird Club serves birders in the Upstate/Piedmont region of South Carolina. It was founded in February, 2000 by a group of people from varied walks of life with one thing in common: a love of birds and a desire to know more about these fascinating and beautiful creatures. We have joined together to provide opportunities for observing, learning about, and protecting wild birds and their habitats. Whether you are a seasoned expert or have just discovered the joys of backyard birding, we`d like to have you join us in this enjoyable and worthwhile pursuit!
Hilton Head Island Audubon SocietyWebsite
The Hilton Head Island Audubon Society was founded in 1974. We have approximately 600 family memberships. We are proud of our Society and have tried to live up to our mission statement: to promote the awareness and appreciation of nature, to preserve and protect wildlife and natural ecosystems and to encourage responsible environmental stewardship.
Lowcountry Audubon Society
South Carolina's newest fledgling Chapter, the Lowcountry Audubon Society is a group dedicated to involving the Ridgeland area in bird and bird issues. Contact Wofford Malphrus at (843) 726-5663 for more information.
Nature Conservancy South CarolinaWebsite
Together with our members and conservation partners, The Nature Conservancy has protected over 191,000 acres of critical natural lands in South Carolina...
Piedmont Audubon SocietyInformation
200 East Saint John St., Spartanburg, SC 29306 - Carole Anderson, President
South Carolina Wildlife FederationWebsite
From the broad coastal marshes to the Blue Ridge escarpment, South Carolina is blessed with an incredible diversity of natural resources that are both beautiful and accessible. Drawing strength from a committed membership, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation is active in promoting sound stewardship of our natural treasures. Through educational and public awareness programs along with unique partnerships, the Federation works to establish policies which sustain, protect and enhance the natural systems which give life to us all.
Waccamaw Audubon SocietyWebsite
Waccamaw Audubon Society (WAS) is the local chapter of the National Audubon Society serving northeastern South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina. With over four hundred members, WAS has monthly programs and field trips (the public is invited). Waccamaw Audubon is especially proud of its recognition by the National Audubon Society, which awarded WAS one of the first-ever Rachel Carson Awards for its work in helping establish the new Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge...
Coastal Carolina University - Ornithology CourseCourse
Course goals: First, by taking this course you should come to a better understanding of evolution, physiology, behavior and ecology through the study of the abundant examples in avian biology. Second, you should acquire a basic competency in the study of birds yourself: you should be able to understand and use the vocabulary of ornithology, to describe the unique features of avian anatomy and physiology and their adaptive value, and to identify many common local birds by sight or sound or both. You should be able to formulate reasonable hypotheses about questions in ornithology and suggest practical tests of those hypotheses...
Riverbanks Zoo is in Columbia, SC.
Cape Romain National Wildlife RefugeWebsite
Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1932. Since that time, in support of wildlife's battle for survival and the fight against constantly disappearing habitat. wildlife managers and biologists have employed a number of wildlife management techniques...
Francis Beidler Forest Sanctuary - in Four Holes SwampWebsite
You have entered the Francis Beidler Forest website. Francis Beidler Forest is the largest virgin blackwater cypress-tupelo swamp forest left in the world! This 11,000-acre riverine sanctuary in the heart of Four Holes Swamp embraces 1,800 acres of ancient trees that tower over blackwater streams, clear pools and 300 species of wildlife...
The mission of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is to conserve animals, plants, habitats, and other natural components of the Piedmont Region of the eastern United States through observation, scientific study, and education for students of all ages...
Silver Bluff Center and PlantationInformation
The National Audubon Society owns or operates nearly 100 education centers and wildlife sanctuaries across the country, totaling over 150,000 acres. Located near Aiken, South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia, Silver Bluff Center and Plantation, situated along the Savannah River is an integral part of that system. With 3,154 acres of upland pine forest, hardwood bottomlands, fields, lakes and streams, it is typical of much of the Coastal Plain of Georgia and the Carolinas...
2013 [May] - Jesse Fagan - South Carolina & Northern GeorgiaReport
...At other sites in the mountains we had Louisiana Waterthrush and breeding Scarlet Tanagers! Most memorable for some folks was our stop "to the mountains" at Francis Beidler Forest where we experienced a walk through a virgin cypress-tupelo forest with soaring Swallow-tailed Kites overhead. Wow! The group's favorite? A three-way tie between that Prothonotary Warbler, our cooperative Barred Owls, and the Sora at Ace Basin NWR. Nice choices...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
As we are based in the Carolinas, we will continue to offer a wide range of popular day and weekend trip throughout the Carolinas, with a unique blend of birds, butterflies and wildflowers. Because of our joint experience in birding and tour organization, we are also able to offer a wide range of tours both within the United States and many other countries.
Fieldstone Farm B&BAccommodation
Situated on 23 tranquil acres, Fieldstone Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn is conveniently located in the Up Country of South Carolina on the edge of Seneca. A ten minute drive will put you on Scenic Highway Route 11, where you can antique shop in the historic town of Walhalla, hike in the mountains of Table Rock and Oconee State Parks, bird watch on top of Caesar`s Head or enjoy boating on Lake Jocassee at Devils Fork, Lake Keowee or Lake Hartwell. For the really brave of heart, white water rafting on Chattoga River is always another option!
Inn at Middleton PlaceAccommodation
Middleton Place, an 18th century rice plantation and the home of a distinguished Colonial family, is an area of great natural beauty with a delicate ecosystem flourishing where rice culture once thrived...
The Inn at Merridun B&BAccommodation
Located only about an hour from Columbia, Greenville, Asheville and Charlotte, (and a mere 3 hours from Charleston or Atlanta); you can do as much as you want or just take time to relax. When's the last time you spent an afternoon in the hammock reading (or napping)? Exercise the rocking chairs on the veranda or spend a gentle afternoon talking to your spouse or friend.
The Lowcountry BirderBlog
The Lowcountry Birder is a labor of love produced by a “Damn Yankee” (Translation: a Northerner from “Away” who decided to stay instead of going back North when vacation was over!) who now lives with his wife and adult “special needs” son just a couple of miles inland (“as the Osprey flies”) from Pinckney Island NWR and Hilton Head Island….
Two Birders and BinocularsBlog
John Mark is a dedicated birder who has participated in the Youth Birding Competition for six years. 2008 was the year his team finally won first place along with a close second place in 2007. Then, in 2012 his team won first place a second time! Sam Brunson is also an avid birder who has participated in the Youth Birding Competition for three years. He has won first place in 2008 in the middle school division, fourth place in the high school division in 2011, and first place overall in 2012. He enjoys spending time out in the outdoors, and painting wildlife….
Birding South CarolinaWebsite
Links, Birldlines etc...
Birding the Charleston AreaWebsite
Mild winters and a large variety of habitats,(beaches, barrier islands, tidal creeks, saltwater marsh, swamps, pine forests, hardwood bottoms & freshwater lakes & ponds) make the Charleston area a premier birding destination any time of the year. Spring & summer residents include; swallow tailed kite, Mississippi kite, painted & indigo buntings, several vireos & warblers, osprey, black necked stilt & purple gallinule among many others. Winter sees an influx of; sparrows, waterfowl, finches, waxwings, wrens, kinglets, shorebirds & many other species.
Checklist - Birds of South CarolinaChecklist
International Center for Birds of PreyWebsite
The International Center for Birds of Prey (ICBP) is a non-profit educational, scientific and conservation organization located near Charleston, South Carolina.
South Carolina Breeding Bird AtlasWebsite
Although South Carolina has a long history of ornithological survey, dating back to the colonial era, much of this work was concentrated in the coastal zone and sporadic in nature. Large portions of South Carolina, especially the interior of the state, have never had an adequate natural history survey.
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