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Winged Wonders

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.)

American Sandpiper 

american sandpiper

Bufflehead

Bufflehead

Blue Heron (Photo courtesy: Patricia Diel)

Great heron

Roseate Spoonbills and an Anghina

roseate spoonbill and anhinga

American Bald Eagle

american eagle

Royal Tern

Royal Tern

Yellow Crowned Night Heron

Yellow Crown Night Heron

Pelican

Pelican2

Great Egret with an American Alligator (of the non-avian variety)

great egret

Red-Winged Blackbird

Red Wing Black Bird

White Ibis

White Ibis

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