Dewees Island Shorebirds and Seabirds

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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, […]

Author Virginia Christian Beach Visits Dewees Island

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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 Wood Stork

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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 […]