Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Scouting for upcoming "Wild Photo Adventures" on PBS

I have recently been scouting for two upcoming shows planned for "Wild Photo Adventures"  now filming programs for it's fourth season .  I will be co-hosting with producer, Doug Gardner to present two shows: 1/ a seabird rookery program and 2/  Bi-annual shorebird migrations. The shows will be giving viewers a glimpse of what it is like to witness these two phenomenal events and locations on the South Carolina coast each year and share tips and techniques for enjoying your own wildlife photo adventure. One is a nesting grounds for seabirds: (Royal Tern, Sandwich Tern, Brown Pelican, Black Skimmer, Oyster Catcher, Laughing Gulls and Least Tern). The other will cover the spring and fall shorebird migrations with birds that include:  Black-bellied Plover, Semi-palmated Plover, Piping Plover, Wilson's Plover, Oyster Catcher, Least, Forster's and Royal Tern, Ring-billed Gull, Dunlin, Semi-palmated , Western  & Least Sandpiper, Sanderling, Rudy Turnstone, Black Skimmer, Short-billed Dowitcher & Red Knot, Marbled Godwit, Yellow-legs, Willit and Whimbrel. Of course there are always surprises which thrill avid birders and wildlife photographers alike.

I've been scouting for both shows, most recently by kayak, with my friend Marvin Bouknight (naturalist & photographer @ Old Field Plantation), and the others I've shared with a small groups of photographers, that have joined me in my skiff for a wildlife photo safari at,  and around Fish Haul Creek, Harbor & Hunting Islands and the Port Royal Sound.
The seabird rookeries are in the beginning stages of nesting with nest building and mating rituals in full swing. The migrating shorebirds are in high numbers along the coast fattening up nicely for the last leg of their bi-annual trans-continental journeys. 

Look for the new season of "Wild Photo Adventures" on PBS weekly or online. And if you are interested in joining me on the water for a "Lowcountry Wildlife Photo Safari" download a PDF and contact me. We always have something exciting to see on the SC coast in any season, so "be in the wild places with a camera" . Here are just a few images to share:



Semi-palmated Plover & Least Sandpiper

Wilson's  Plover

Red Knot, Short-billed Dowitcher & Black Skimmer

Marbled Godwit

Godwit & Red Knot

Ring-billed Seagull

Forster's Tern

Least Tern

Black Skimmer

Royal Tern (2)

Sandwich Tern

Brown Pelican

Oyster Catcher
Red Knot

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