Dewees Island Shorebirds and Seabirds Dewees Island’s various habitats provide nesting, feeding, and resting opportunities for many species of birds. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to observe many species of rare and threatened birds utilizing the impoundment and front beach as they search for food, rest during their long spring and fall migrations, […]
On Friday, May 16, the Dewees Island Conservancy hosted Charleston author, Virginia Christian Beach. Beach spoke on her recently published book, Rice and Ducks: The Surprising Convergence that Saved the Carolina Lowcountry, and was accompanied by representatives of our local Ducks Unlimited. The trio provided a slide show and did an incredible job of explaining […]
The eagle cam can be viewed here!
The nest on the old platform in 2013 with an eaglet seen at the right. This is the third year that a breeding pair of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucephalus) has nested on the Osprey platform located on Lake Timacau Road. Their occupation of the platform took place after a dramatic aerial fight with the […]
ROSEATE SPOONBILL (Ajaia ajaja) The Audubon Society states that the Roseate Spoonbill is at once “beautiful and bizarre.” The Roseate Spoonbill is […]
Wood Stork (Mycteria Americana) In a 2009 a Science Daily article report by NOAA and US Fish and Wildlife stated that during the years from 1998-2004, coastal wetlands disappeared at the rate of 59,000 acres per year in the coastal watershed of the Great Lakes, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The importance of the recently […]
Scroll down to see 18 slides about the Dewees impoundment project funded by the Dewees Island Conservancy in conjunction with the Dewees Island POA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Atlantic Coast Joint Venture.
The Dewees Island Conservancy awarded a grant in the amount of $43,600 to Dewees Island for the replacement of the existing aluminum inflow pipe with a new wooden rice trunk. This improvement was in conjunction with the restoration plan and designed to improve the water quality in Old House Lagoon, also known as the […]