birds

Slave Cabin

September 26, 2018 - Posted in Expeditions by Patrick McMillan
Slave Cabin

Located on an antebellum plantation near the coast of South Carolina is an abandoned slave cabin in which Naturalist Patrick McMillan discovers wildlife now making a home. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American...

Mystery Bird's Nest

August 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

The Blue-Gray Gnat Catcher lives here in the warmer months. They build nests of spider silk or caterpillar silk, and cover them with lichens.

The Future of Crab Bank; A Coastal Bird Sanctuary

July 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Guests aboard a Coastal Expedition cruise look out at the Charleston Harbor and a passing cargo ship

Chris Crolley of Coastal Expeditions gives a tour of Shem Creek and what's left of bird sanctuary Crab Bank Credit David Quick Chris Crolley wears a long, grey, shirt only those who work in the sun instinctively know to wear. His blue eyes reflect some of the button-up’s...

Owl Pellets

July 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An owl pellet.

Owl pellets, like the one a listener found, contain the remains of the animals the owl "recycles."

Anhingas at Huntington Beach State park

June 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Anhinga.

A listener spots some "crazy" birds at Hunting Beach State Park...

It's Bird Migration Time

May 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Summer Tanager.

Whether passing through or nesting here for the summer, there are lots of species returning to South Carolina right now.

The Sora

May 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
The Sora (Porzana carolina) is a small waterbird, sometimes also referred to as the Sora Rail or Sora Crake.

This species is found around fresh water marshes and flooded fields.

The Red Bellied Woodpecker

March 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A female Red Bellied Woodpecker.

The Red Bellied Woodpecker was first described by naturalists in the colony of Carolina. Its scientific name is Melanerpes carolinus.

Eastern Pheobe

February 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Eastern Phoebe.

A listener spots an Eastern Phoebe in her yard.

Cedar Waxwings

February 21, 2018 - Posted in Education by Alfred Turner
Cedar Waxwing

A listener finds a flock of Cedar Waxwings drinking in his backyard.

Count the Birds

February 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
logo for the Great Backyard Bird Count

\This is the last day of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Rudy shares his list, so far.

Winter Birds

January 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker

There are plenty of birds that come to South Carolina in the Winter. Rudy mentions two of his favorites.

Spotted at the Feeder

January 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Rudy reports on the sightings at his backyard bird feeder.

Cooper's Hawk

December 28, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Cooper's Hawk

This splendid bird of prey can be identified by its long tail and relatively short wings.

The Wood Stork

December 11, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Wood Stork

A listener in Awendaw, SC, spots a large bird with an "odd bill."

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