Dori Helms recently shared that her husband Carl passed away last week. Her comment to us was “I thought we had more time but it was quick—what he wanted. He was so frustrated at not being able to get out to watch the birds and do what he used to do as a younger man. Please let all the SIB people know- at least those who knew Carl. I will see you when I get back out to Seabrook—take care of the birds for Carl.”
Carl was a great birder and gave good input to Seabrook Island Birders. Even before SIB was an organization, he created and maintained a web page Birds of Seabrook Island. You can read a profile we published a few years ago about Dori and Carl here.
A full obituary was published in Greenville.