Nursery on North Beach

We are excited to announce that several of our SIB members have detected both the Least Terns & Wilson’s Plovers have successfully nested this year on North Beach.

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Wilson’s Plover parents and chicks on North Beach.¬† Photo by Ed Konrad
Aija Konrad wrote, “Yesterday (Friday June 15, 2018), was a very exciting day on our beach….Ed and I found both Least Tern and Wilson’s Plover chicks! We saw 3 baby plovers with parents and we saw about 3 Least Tern chicks in various stages of maturity. Some of the terns even buzzed our heads, warning us we were too close. We were very careful not to go anywhere near the new residents, staying below the high tide line. Least Tern and Wilson’s Plover are SC threatened species.¬†This is the first time Ed and I have seen chicks on our beach in the 10 years that we have been birding here. Hooray!!!

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