Did you know there are 200+ bird species in the Hilton Head Island area? Hilton Head Island has a very active Audubon Society and for good reason! The preserved natural environment makes Hilton Head a great location to scout a diverse variety of feathered friends.
The beach, marshes, bike paths, waterways, docks, wooded areas and of course the nature preserves are all places you can easily happen upon many of our different species. Earlier this week I had fun watching a Great Egret as he stood facing the porch decks of some of the hotel rooms at the S.R Hotel. He was only a few beaks distance away from the white rails. Just another example of how even at work, I can still watch different bird beauties in their coastal habitat! I thought I’d share with you some fun photos of local birds. Keep a lookout next time you’re on Hilton Head and send us bird photos of your fine-feathered finds.
(All photos courtesy: Glen McCaskey unless otherwise noted. Header photo courtesy: Francis Muldoon.)
Blue Heron (Photo courtesy: Patricia Diel)
Roseate Spoonbills and an Anghina
American Bald Eagle
Yellow Crowned Night Heron
Great Egret with an American Alligator (of the non-avian variety)