Birds

Forks, Knives, and Spoonbills: A Great Success!

Thank you to all who came out to our Forks, Knives & Spoonbills dinner! Wow, what amazing food & energy from so many passionate conservationists! THANK YOU to Jay Keck for the inspiration and sharing his passion for bird conservation, and to Spotted Salamander for the creative & delicious food! Thank you also to River Rat Brewery and RNDC Distributors for beer & wine!

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Create wildlife habitat at home

Create wildlife habitat at home

Most people feel helpless when it comes to saving the forests around the world, but there are so many things you can do right in your own backyard and community to create wildlife habitat and make a big difference. The S.C. Wildlife Federation (SCWF) partners with the National Wildlife Federation to provide recommendations for creating and enhancing wildlife habitat in backyards as well as at schools, businesses, parks and throughout entire communities.

Increasing Focus on Wildlife Habitats

Increasing Focus on Wildlife Habitats

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) has named Jay Keck as their new Habitat Education Manager.  In this role, he will plan, coordinate, implement and oversee education programs designed to encourage the creation or enhancement of wildlife habitat in backyards, parks, schoolyards, and business property.    

Horseshoe Crabs & Shorebirds

Horseshoe Crabs & Shorebirds

SCWF had a wonderful event at Harbor Island on April 29 & 30, 2018 to observe and learn about Horseshoe Crabs & their spawning cycles, and the shorebirds that depend on the Horseshoe Crabs!  HUGE THANK YOU to Dr. Al Segars (retired veterinarian & wildlife biologist with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources) and Nick Wallover (veteran shorebird biologist with SCDNR) for sharing their expertise with our group!

Palmetto Pro Birders is Expanding!

Palmetto Pro Birders is Expanding!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of two new instructors to the program!  Tim Lee has studied and taught as a naturalist and biologist throughout the southeast for more than 26 years and is an instructor for the Upstate Master Naturalist program.  Steve Patterson is a former president of the Carolina Bird Club and an instructor for the Midlands Master Naturalist program.  See full bios on our two new instructors below.  Welcome Tim & Steve!