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Stream Our February Meeting! (WED. 02/10/21)

Amid COVID-19 social-distancing — This Wednesday at 6:00 PM (EDT) we will offer an online lecture of The Charleston Natural History & Audubon Society.

Clapper Rail migration research and
MOTUS Wildlife Tracking in South Carolina

Join us virtually Wednesday February 10th — We'll gather at 6:00 p.m. (virtually, via Zoom, available for free at or via Facebook Live) to socialize a bit before the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. We'll send login instructions to recipients of our email list. The meeting will start at 6:30 after some socializing, and the talk usually starts around 6:40-6:45.

Dr. Greg Kearns has been studying Clapper Rails and Sora for decades along the Patuxent River in Maryland through the Maryland-National Capital Park Planning Commission. With the new expansion of Motus Wildlife Tracking Towers in South Carolina through the work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, SC DNR, and Audubon South Carolina and the Audubon chapter and bird club network, individuals wearing these tags have been detected along our coast, giving us a new look at the migration habits of these secretive marsh birds.

We'll use the free Zoom platform, which you can download by clicking here. To join the meeting, follow this link: JOIN and, if prompted, enter password: Rails (The Meeting ID is 918 2873 4184).

We look forward to seeing you all!

Welcome to the Charleston, SC Audubon

We are the Charleston Natural History Society (CNHS)and  Charleston‘s Audubon society – a South Carolina chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970. Founded as the Charleston Natural History Society in 1905, we serve Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. We are a nonprofit environmental organization that actively promotes awareness, appreciation and conservation of the natural environment through educational programs, field trips, conservation projects, sponsored research and social activities.

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National dues, our birdseed sale and Spring birdathon help our chapter operate, but we need your help to do more. Longleaf pine restoration at the McAlhany preserve, public outreach and support for conservation and environmental research and education are all valuable, and costly — and we encourage you to donate generously. Choose to give any amount you choose, donate securely through PayPal (no Paypal account required!) and rest assured that 100% of donations will be used to support the Charleston Audubon and Natural History Society Mission.

SIGN-UP NOW – Chapter News by eMail

As we take steps to reduce mailing costs and use less paper we're developing an email newsletter to keep members informed about lectures, fieldtrips, news and notes of interest. We will be greatly reducing the number of print newsletters we produce each year. Lowcountry birding and natural history notes and chapter news will be available through the web site, by email, and PDFs of the Lesser Squawk available online.

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Chapter Bits + Briefs

Local membership is available by joining the National Audubon Society. Please visit our membership page online, or download a copy of our local newsletter, The Lesser Squawk, which always includes a membership application that you can cut-out and mail.

Don‘t miss our calendar page for information about our lecture series, fieldtrips and other Lowcountry events.

For over a year now we've been using a new chapter logo on our newsletters, signage and Facebook page. Designed for flexibility, we hope that this graphic can serve to identify our group for a long time to come. Different species of birds will be used in various contexts, and we hope to make the logo available to members – on t-shirts, decals, and possibly some other merchandise.

Click on the images below to see enlarged versions:
Charleston Audubon lofo type 1    Charleston Audubon logo type 2    Charleston Audubon logo - black and white type 3

If you'd like to provide feedback – or if you'd particularly like to see the logo on a baseball cap, notecard or other item, please send us a note and let us know: .