South Carolina’s Coastal Barn Owl, with Mary Catherine Martin (SCDNR)
Barn Owls and Managed Wetlands
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources manages thousands of acres of converted old rice fields for waterfowl in places like the Santee Coastal Reserve, the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, and Bear Island. These wetlands host an astounding diversity of species including a vibrant coastal barn owl population. Mary will focus on the SCDNR Barn Owl nest box program providing natural history and what is known about barn owls in SC.