Friday, February 06, 2009

The Bird Book is Coming!

Yesterday, while out on the boardwalk at the Audubon Center at the Francis Beidler Forest, we did see more than ice. As we took pictures of some of the winter resident birds, we recalled that our own Jeff Mollenhauer, director of bird conservation for Audubon South Carolina, will have his book Birding South Carolina: A Guide to 40 Premier Birding Sites published in March!

Even before being hired here, Jeff knew that the Francis Beidler Forest was one of the 40 and prime bird habitat even in the winter. Below is a sample of the birds we saw on yesterday's icy stroll around the boardwalk.

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) and Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Images by Mark Musselman

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