Birding the Coastal South Carolina Lowlands,
Mass Audubon-style, 4/20-25/2010

American Alligators everywhere...

Youngsters lurking...

Of course, they were Carolina Chickadees!

Beautiful Blue Grosbeak

Painted Buntings here and there

Boardwalk at Congaree National Park

and the mosquitos weren't bad at all!

Pileated Woodpecker, working horizontally,

Red-bellied Woodpecker peering out,

and the Red-cockaded Woodpecker working on the sap flow.

Prothonotary Warblers abound

but it is harder to find the Swainson's Warbler.

Eurasian Collared Dove

Royal Terns on the coast,

along with Forster's Terns

and Laughing Gulls.

Shorebirds included Short-billed Dowitchers,


and Willets.

Large white waders included Wood Storks

and White Ibises.

Barred Owls both day and night....

More young alligators,

Black Rat Snake,

Yellow Rat Snake,

Red-bellied Snake,

Ringneck Snake

Yellow-belly Slider,

Green (Carolina) Anole,


Big beetle

Dining at the SeeWee (best fried pickles on the planet!)

Bull Island Beach

Crab bait

One big live oak on Bull Island

Green on green on green at Dungannon Plantation

Kathy modeling her new extensions

Boneyard forest at Botany Bay Plantation WMA

Checking out the Wilson's Plovers

Beach Art

Beach Erosion and Shell Layers

See photos from last year's trip here.

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