Each Year, Nearly All Of The American Oystercatchers In The Country Overwinter On The South Carolina Coast

The South Carolina coast can best be described as a marine Serengeti. It is comprised of one of the largest estuaries in the nation, including the ACE Basin which boasts more than 350,000 acres of brackish water where creeks and streams flow into the estuary and transition into the Atlantic. As a result of the ebb and flow of the tidal waters in the state’s estuaries, the American Oystercatcher is known to hunker down along the coast each winter.

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How often do you spot American Oystercatchers along the coast in South Carolina? What other birds often catch your eye when you’re at the coast? Feel free to join the discussion (and post your images!) in our Facebook comments.

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