The Canary of the Swamp: Prothonotary Warbler Conservation at Beldler Forest and Beyond
The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Matt Johnson on April 14 at 2 pm. for this virtual presentation. The Prothonotary Warbler, often called the “swamp canary,” is a cavity-nesting songbird that breeds in forested wetlands of the eastern United States. Each fall, this tiny bird migrates thousands of miles to Central and South America, where it spends the winter in coastal mangroves, before migrating back to North America each spring. Audubon South Carolina has played a key role in habitat protection, public engagement and emerging research related to this iconic wetland species. This talk will focus on recent work involving Prothonotary Warblers at Audubon’s Francis Beidler Forest and beyond.
Johnson is the Center Director at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at Francis Beidler Forest. The cost of the program is $5 for virtual viewing and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.