Latin: Haematopus palliatus
Photo: Nancy Tully
Audubon South Carolina’s priority birds are those whose conservation challenges are significant, and whose status our work can measurably improve. Often a priority bird is an “umbrella species” — meaning that by protecting it we also protect other birds, other wildlife, and our state's iconic landscapes.
Nationally, Audubon has a long list of priority birds. Here in South Carolina we focus on the species below: