Did you miss the live version of our program with Felicia Sanders on Wednesday, February 16, 2022? Good news! We’ve recorded it and you can watch it at your convenience from any place at any time! Just click below:
Program Description: Each year millions of shorebirds migrate to Arctic breeding grounds from wintering sites in South & Central America and southern North America. SC beaches are important sites for these long-distance migratory birds. Many know the Red Knot’s journey – Arctic tundra to nest, southern South America for winter, AND a stop in SC to refuel. But what about Whimbrels, Dunlin, Sanderlings, and Semipalmated Plovers that also nest on the northern Arctic shores? What are migration routes of Seabrook’s shorebirds? Where do the birds spend the rest of the year? How do banding, innovative tagging & tracking technology, and peoples’ reporting help identify birds’ exact movements and locations? Watch as Felicia Sanders, SCDNR partner and SIB’s good friend, takes a fascinating look at the diverse countries & habitats shorebirds encounter on their global journeys!
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I just watched the shorebird presentation replay. The importance of Deveaux Bank to migratory and also local breeding birds is enormous. However Deveaux Bank is not a stable island. When we first bought here forty years ago it was actually two small islands with a significant channel between them. A few years later we came down and discovered it was gone-just ocean. A local resident said this happens every so often when a nor’easter comes down and scours out the sand, taking it elsewhere. We have watched the re-emergence of Deveaux over the years and hopefully it will achieve some permanence. My question for the DNR presenter would be, “What do all the birds do if suddenly Deveeaux is gone?”
Thanks for all you all do,