Ongoing Research Projects
The old-growth, bald cypress-tupelo swamp at Beidler Forest contains some of the highest densities of breeding Prothonotary Warblers in South Carolina.
In an effort to learn more about the breeding biology of these warblers within our unique ecosystem and to support our conservation efforts, we have captured and banded a number of birds.
Each Prothonotary Warbler has a unique color-band combination that allows the identification of each individual bird.
A touch-screen display in the visitor center teaches how to record data and identify color-banded birds.
Sightings of color-banded birds will provide valuable baseline data on site fidelity, territory size, daily and seasonal movements, and nest success rates. Your recorded data will add to the scientific knowledge about these birds.
See details on the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest webpage.