Coastal birds and the beaches, wetlands, and clean water they need are more vulnerable than you might think. Over the past few decades, seabird and shorebird populations have dropped nearly 70 percent on average. Challenges include pollution, overfishing, overdevelopment, climate change, and disturbance by beachgoers. Still, there's hope – and plenty we can do to make a difference!
Here’s what Audubon South Carolina and its members are doing on coastal issues: