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Seabirds of Marsh Island & Bird Key Stono

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Although there are many barrier islands along the coast of South Carolina, only six have the correct profile for seabird usage. Species nesting on these estuarine islands typically select a nesting location and mate in March, and build nests and lay eggs in April and May. Many younger birds do not leave nesting islands until October. Brown pelican nesting is declining significantly in South Carolina and 2631 nests were counted in 2005, a record low since 1976, and down from 7739 in 1989. Pelicans completely abandoned Bird Key Stono in 2005. See raw video of Marsh Island and Bird Key Stono from June 1990.

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