Migratory Shorebirds in South Carolina, Edisto Island Open Land Trust
Migratory Shorebirds in South Carolina
July 31, 2018
Join Felicia Sanders on Tuesday, July 31 at 10:00 AM
Edisto Beach State Park, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-869-9004 to reserve your spot (2 reservation maximum per person)
Many shorebirds undertake fantastic migrations each year from nesting grounds in the Arctic to wintering sites as far south as the southern tip of South America. This presentation will highlight shorebird natural history, from nesting sites in the Arctic tundra to South Carolina’s beaches and wetlands, along with recent research findings. South Carolina is an important stop over and wintering site for thousands of these long distance fliers, including the federally listed Red Knot. Location information from the South Carolina Red Knot tracking project confirms the majority of knots leave South Carolina in the spring and fly directly to the Arctic. This information identifies South Carolina beaches as very important for red knot and other shorebirds survival!
Felicia Sanders joined South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) in 2001 and leads SC’s Shorebird Program. The primary goals are to research shorebird life histories, promote conservation of important sites for nesting and migrating and to survey distribution. Felicia is an adjunct assistant professor at Clemson University and College of Charleston and has authored/coauthored 30 scientific publications. Ms. Sanders has a BS in Biology from Duke University and MS in Biology from Clemson University.