Least Terns: Threatened birds return to Morris Island to nest

Those of us on Seabrook Island were disappointed this year when the Least Terns nests were washed over by the unusually high king tides in May. An article in the Post and Courier on July 1 indicates others in the Low Country are having better luck:

MORRIS ISLAND — Squeezed off of many beaches by rising sea levels on one side and development on the other, least terns often nest on gravel rooftops near the South Carolina coast.

But about 40 pairs of the threatened species showed up this year on the beach at Morris Island.

You can read the entire article here.

Author: sibirders

SEABROOK ISLAND BIRDERS / “watching, learning, protecting” Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) are residents, renters and guests of Seabrook Island, SC who have an interest in learning, protecting and providing for the well-being of the incredible variety of birds that inhabit Seabrook Island throughout the year.

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