WILDLIFE ON KIAWAH ISLAND

BIRDS

Kiawah Island is home to more than 200 species of birds, ranging in size from the tiny ruby-throated hummingbird all the way up to the bald eagle.  For additional details on some of our more prominent species, please click on the pictures below.  You can also view the complete Kiawah Island Bird Checklist by clicking here.
 
 
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Common Bird Species
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Shorebirds
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Birds of Prey
 
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Piping Plovers
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How you can help
Report sightings of red knots and other shorebirds with color bands or flags by clicking the link above.
Additional Information
 
Bird Banding Project Results
Beach Bird Nest Monitoring
Breeding Bird Point Counts
Annual Breeding Bird Survey Data
Maps, Photos, and Videos
 
2011 Osprey Nest Map
2010 Osprey Nest Map
Foraging Piping Plover Video
Foraging Red Knot Video
2010 Cannon Net Shorebird Capture Video
2010 Shorebird Banding Slideshow
2011 Cannon Net Red Knot Capture Video
2011 Red Knot Banding Slideshow
Flagged Red Knot Location Map
News and Information
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Town of Kiawah Island
21 Beachwalker Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
(843) 768-9166
Email a Town Biologist
Wildlife Sightings and Information
 
NEW 2014 Bobcat GPS Location Data
 
FAQ about Kiawah Wildlife 
 
Google Earth map of wildlife sightings by residents and visitors
 
Kiawah Island Bird Checklist (PDF)
 
"Wildlife As We See It" provided by the Kiawah Island Golf Resort
 
Report an interesting or unusual wildlife sighting to Town Biologists