Every year, thousands of shorebirds on their spring migration stop at Harbor Island to feed on millions of horseshoe crab eggs laid in the sand around the time of the Spring full moon. On this morning shorebird walk, we hope to observe shorebirds foraging as the tide begins to fall, exposing horseshoe crab eggs laid the night before in the intertidal zone. This time of the year is one of the best for viewing shorebirds in South Carolina, both in numbers and also diversity, as they are fueling for flights to their nesting grounds. The walk will be followed immediately after by a talk about shorebirds and horseshoe crabs in the Harbor Island classroom. The walk will cover over a mile on boardwalk and sand, wear comfortable shoes and plan for cool breezy conditions. Binoculars are recommended, although there will be optics to share among the group.
Limited to 20 People
Speakers Nick Wallover and Lauton Sutley
Jessica Tipton, Coastal Training Program Coordinator