Tag Archives: birding

Kiawah Island has long been known as a birding hotspot but since 2009 it has also been a hot spot for birding research.  For the past 4 years, Town Biologist, Aaron Given has been conducting bird research on Kiawah.  His … Read More

Red Knot

  While walking on Kiawah’s beach, 9 year old Olivia Davidson, her mom and grandmother came across the remains of a shorebird. Upon closer inspection, they could see that the bird was banded. They brought the bird into the Heron … Read More

Love Birds

February is the month filled with pink hearts, stories of love, and lots of chocolate. It’s a time to celebrate your relationships and show others how special they are. The animal kingdom has a unique way of showing that affection. … Read More

Spring Bird Watching on Kiawah

  As winter wanes, birds around the globe begin to undertake one of the most spectacular feats in the natural world: the annual spring migration. This is the time to experience stunning spring bird watching here on Kiawah. Whether you choose to … Read More

Bird Feeding 101

Winter can be a tough time for wildlife. Colder temperatures and less availability of food makes every day a challenge, and Bird Feeding 101 is your guide to helping the wildlife around you.  Many animals have adapted to the cold … Read More

Early Sunday morning, April 14th, the Nature Center receives a phone call, “young Great Horned Owl on the ground.” Naturalists respond. The nest is located 100+ feet high in a Loblolly Pine. At least one parent is on the watch. … Read More

As any birder can tell you, early morning birding can be tough. Getting up to spot birds seems ridiculous at that hour, until you see your first bird and then it all comes into perspective. That February morning was no exception … Read More

When thinking about birds, Charles Darwin, John J. Audubon, and Roger Tory Peterson may be the first people to come to mind. Though an unfamiliar name, Jonathan Alderfer, should most definitely be part of this iconic list. A birding consultant … Read More

  “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.” ~Doug Larson As the summer comes to a close and temperatures begin to fall, an increasing number of Northern Mockingbirds (Mimus polyglottos) … Read More

As if the freshly roasted oysters, Lowcountry mac & cheese, sweet Southern corn bread and steaks fresh off the wood fired grill at the Mingo Point Oyster Roasts are not enough, evenings at our Oyster Roasts also provide some of … Read More