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Wildlife Surveys

canada geese in flight

Credit: Marc Epstein/USFWS

Santee Christmas Bird Count - One of the most popular Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) in South Carolina, this survey includes the entire Santee National Wildlife Refuge, the town of Summerton, the town of Santee, and the Santee State Park. This one-day bird survey will generally result in over 130 species seen. Part of the Audubon organized event which takes place across North and South America, 2011 is the 112th year of this count, which has helped reserchers document shifts in migratory bird populations due to a changing climate.

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Waterfowl Surveys - Refuge staff conduct waterfowl counts bi-weekly during the winter months. Generally, peeks in waterfowl populations occur in January and February.

December 2, 2011 - PDF

December 16, 2011 - PDF

December 30, 2011 - PDF

January 6, 2012 - PDF

January 20, 2012 - PDF

February 3, 2012 - PDF

February 23, 2012 - PDF

November 21, 2012 - PDF

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December 20, 2012 - PDF

January 10, 2013 - PDF

Last updated: October 22, 2013