Thursday, February 14, 2008

Folly Beach Bird Walks

We are pleased to announce that Audubon South Carolina will be partnering with Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) to lead a monthly bird walk at Folly Beach County Park.

The beach offers a fantastic setting for beginner and intermediate bird-watchers to learn more about birds. Our winter and spring walks will offer opportunities to view gannets, sea ducks, loons, and many of South Carolina’s shorebird species, including the federally threatened Piping Plover (see image). Participants on summer walks may also see Painted Buntings, Wilson’s Plovers, Black Skimmers, Ruddy Turnstones (flying in image) and many species of terns.

The first walk will be held on Friday, March 14th, 10:00am – 12:00pm. Walks will be held on the second Friday of every month thereafter. The program will be co-lead by Audubon’s Director of Bird Conservation, Jeff Mollenhauer and CCPRC’s Interpretive Naturalist, Keith McCullough. There is no cost for the walk, but there is a $7.00 parking fee to enter the county park. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. To reserve your spot, visit or call 843-795-4FUN (4386).

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Mollenhauer at or 843-462-2150.

Images by Jeff Mollenhauer

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