Crab Bank rebuilding was a success!

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists are celebrating the close of a successful shorebird and seabird nesting season on the newly restored Crab Bank Seabird Sanctuary. Biologists documented over 500 nests over the season, marking the first time coastal birds nested on the small island in Charleston Harbor since its disappearance to erosion.

SCDNR biologists captured these clips over summer 2022 using game cameras to monitor nesting and predation on the island. Black skimmers and gull-billed terns are the two seabird species featured in these clips.

Crab Bank 2022 nesting highlights

You can read the complete news release here.

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