Posted by Staff reports on November 27, 2014
The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw has announced the theme for its second annual photography contest: "Through a Bird's Eye."
The winner will receive a canvas print of their work, recognition in several center promotions and a display in the center's tent during the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in February, the center announced in a news release.
Last year's theme, "Fantastic Feathers," asked photographers to focus on the importance of plumage and feathers, and the contest drew 65 unique submissions from around the country, according to a center news release.
This year, by highlighting theevolutionary adaptations of birds, the Center for Birds of Prey hopes to inspire photographers and laymen to think about life "through a bird's eye"
Birds and, birds of prey specifically, rely on their extraordinary vision to aid in foraging, migration and mate selection. Crows, for example, are said to be able to remember individual faces and birds around the world are known to use the same invisible migration flyways. Often their most acute sense, birds can see and perceive things we cannot: color contrasts and differences, ultraviolet light, and who knows what else, according to the center.
Submissions for the photo contest must be received by Jan. 8. The contest is open to anyone 18 or older and does not require professional experience. The winner will be picked by a jury of artists and photographers.
For more information or to request an application packet, go to the center's website, call 843-971-7474 or send email to email@example.com.
The Center for Birds of Prey is provides environmental education and treats wild birds of prey at its avian medical facility. It has cared for and treated more than 7,000 wild birds of prey and shore birds since opening in 1991 and also operates the only permanent oiled-bird response facility of its kind on the eastern seaboard, according to a news release.
The center is just off U.S. 17 North, 16 miles north of Charleston in Awendaw. Open to the public every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, visitors can take guided walking tours and see flight demonstration featuring an exciting array of falcons, hawks, owls and other birds of prey.
Admission to the center is $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-17) and is free for children younger than six.
Posted by BRUCE SMITH on November 27, 2014
CHARLESTON -- South Carolina is playing a key role in the resurgence of the American wood stork as a record number of nests were recorded in the state this year.
Posted by SARAH BOWMAN on November 24, 2014
When avid birdwatcher Carol Clemens had a chance to see a rare species -- one that usually migrates only along the West Coast -- just 45 minutes from her Hilton Head Island home, she couldn't pass it up.
Posted on November 21, 2014
In an attempt to control the herd of wild ponies to be self sufficient, workers have gelded all the colts and introduced a reproductive vaccine to all the Mares as well as identifying each horse and giving each horse an examination looking at their overall health. Being a small isolated herd of ponies they have had some disadvantages. The herd hasn't had any opportunities to introduce new genetics to the herd. The hope is that now the herd can focus on nutrition and developmental issues opposed to reproduction year after year. Concerns and recent events Ã¢â¬â one pony was struck and killed by a car last month when it wandered from the marsh Ã¢â¬â have propelled the community into action. Unable and unwilling to accept a Little Horse Island without the ponies, they are working to protect and preserve this Beaufort County treasure.
Posted on November 21, 2014
Often, the sight of a bald eagle will send other bird species fleeing for cover. However, this week's Untamed Lowcountry gallery of submitted photos includes a pair of birds bathing with our national symbol. If you have images you'd like to submit for publication in a future Untamed Lowcountry gallery, email your jpeg images to Managing Editor Jeff Kidd at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must own rights to the photos you submit and grant us permission to publish them.