Where and When

James Island County Park Boardroom
871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
January 27, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

February 11, 2017
2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Harbor Island Community Center
1 Harbor Drive
St Helena Island, SC 29920
February 18, 2017
10:00 am – 12:15 pm


Audubon South Carolina 
Nolan Schillerstrom

Audubon Shorebird Stewards
Steward Training

Be trained to "beach" with a purpose. Help protect nesting & resting coastal birds by being an Audubon Shorebird Steward this spring and summer. Educate beach goers, help count nests and chicks, all while hanging out at the beach! This training will give you a knowledge base and protocol for being an Audubon Shorebird Steward.

*You only need to sign up for one class date.

Audubon South Carolina (ASC) is the state arm of the National Audubon Society. As a non-profit organization we rely on volunteers to help with important conservation projects around the state. It is a critical moment for coastal birds in South Carolina and protecting them is no small task. The general coastline stretches nearly 200 miles with tidal areas that cover nearly 3,000 miles! Human population growth and development are at record highs, bringing unprecendented numbers of beachgoers in contact and conflict with beach-nesting and migratory beach birds. One of the largest threats to coastal birds is human disturbance. Coastal bird populations are thought to have experienced significant declines in most recent studies (Andres et al., 1989; Morrison et al., 2006). The Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) was listed as "Threatened" under the Endangered Species Act in December 2014 (USFWS, 2014). Many other coastal birds have a South Carolina state threatened status. Due to the fragile nature of their nesting and migration strategies, the public's lacking knowledge on the subject, and increasing human populations along the coast South Carolina's shorebirds face many preventable threats.

*You only need your email confirmation. You do not need to print the ticket.