You may remember the story of the amazing discovery of 20,000 migratory Whimbrel that roost on Deveaux Bank from this past spring. CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment about Whimbrel on Deveaux on Sunday, September 12. Please click here for the recap of the CBS Sunday Morning segment.
The CBS segment that aired on Sunday, September 12, was produced in the spring of 2021 while Maina Handmaker, grad student from USC, and Felicia Sanders, coastal biologist for SCDNR, were trying to capture Whimbrel to tag to study their movements into the marshes to feed. Because of our proximity to Deveaux, Seabrook Island is a big part of the story. Deveaux has always been known as an important nesting location for seabirds and stop over for migrating shorebirds, but Felicia’s discovery that half of the remaining Atlantic Whimbrel population roost there was a wonderful surprise. Deveaux needs our support for its protection.
The CBS correspondent who was part of the filming and put the show together is Seabrook Island’s own Martha Teichner!
-Submitted by Seabrook Island Birders
(Image credit: Phys.org)