Audubon South Carolina 2017 Photo Contest Finalists

190 entries were submitted this year from all parts of the state feature all species of birds. Here are the the finalists.

1st Place - Stephanie Rossi – Avocet
2nd Place - Lynn Long - Painted Bunting
3rd Place - Fran Baer - Least Bittern

Honorable Mentions:

Fran Baer – White Pelicans
Roger Doyle – Bald Eagle
Carol Haff – Barred Owl
Hank Hearn – Green Heron
Lynn Long – Red Knot
Kelley Luikey – Great Egret
Kathryn Newsom – Whip-poor-will
Leigh Scott - Anhinga
Leigh Scott – Laughing Gull

1st Place - Avocet Grace - A graceful avocet preening on an overcast day in Mary's Pond. Taken at Bear Island Wildlife Management. Photo: Stephanie Rossi
2nd Place - Painted Bunting - Feeding on grass seed. Taken at Donnelley Wildlife Preserve Photo: Lynn Long
3rd Place - Least Bittern - Taken at Bear Island Wildlife Management Area. Photo: Fran Baer
Honorable Mention - White Pelicans - One Way...or Another. Taken at Tompkins Island. Photo: Fran Baer
Honorable Mention - Bald Eagle - Thirsty Eagle. Taken at Brookgreen Gardens, Georgetown County. Photo: Roger Doyle
Honorable Mention - Barred Owl - The Curious Owl. Taken at Donnelley Wildlife Management Area. Photo: Carol Haff
Honorable Mention - Green Heron - Eyes on the Surface. Taken at Pinckney Island. Photo: Hank Hearn
Honorable Mention - Red Knot - Taken at Harbor Island. Photo: Lynn Long
Honorable Mention - Snowy Egret - What’s not to love? Full of verve! Full of life! Full of expression! Give them a minute and they will show you a whole new look! Fripp Island. Photo: Kelley Luikey
Honorable Mention - Chuck-will’s-widow - Taken at Chesterfield County. Photo: Kathryn Newsom
Honorable Mention - Anhinga - A Southern Gentleman. Taken at Huntington Beach State Park. Photo: Leigh Scott
Honorable Mention - Laughing Gull - Hold the Anchovies, Please! Taken at Sullivan's Island. Photo: Leigh Scott

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