Trip Report - Bear Island Birding Adventure, 2015

The DNR's Bear Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a Category I Waterfowl Area, well-known (and much beloved) by Palmetto State hunters for its thousands of acres of managed wetland impoundments, which attract an unrivaled bounty of migrating ducks during the winter months. But in the spring, after the chest waders, decoys and steel shot have been packed away for another season, Bear Island's miles of dikes and walking trails become a wildlife photographer's dream location.

Text and photos by Kathy Hare