Agriculture and urban development have eliminated about a third of South Carolina's forests. The forests that remain are often managed in a sterile, chemically-intensive way that doesn’t support much wildlife. Similar changes are occuring elsewhere. So it's no surprise that for about one-third of Eastern forest birds, populations are dropping sharply. For example, more than 60 percent of Wood Thrushes, Northern Bobwhites, and Canada, Cerulean, Golden-winged, and Prairie Warblers have vanished over the past 50 years.
Here’s what Audubon South Carolina and its members are doing to make a difference: