Here are the last of the skimmer chicks hanging out on the beach during the final Bird Hike on 9/13.
A lone least tern stopped in to say goodbye.
We're hoping this skimmer chick learns to do more than just stretch its wings!
The fencing came down quickly last Sunday, 9/15, with a large group of volunteers removing the posts and string and then making a last sweep of the area for litter.
Time to head to the north end of Wrighstville Beach
where many migrating shore birds are hanging out at Mason Inlet.
and to keep patroling the beaches for fishing line that can get tangled up
on unsuspecting birds and may cause a bird to lose a leg.
If you are interested in volunteering next year contact Marlene Eader at
And you can continue tracking our oystercatcher (Radar/Oreo) at