Welcome to the Friends of Charleston Harbor Wildlife Project!

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This is a website dedicated to the awareness and protection of the natural communities in the Charleston Harbor area. Within this site, we seek to highlight important wildlife areas, endangered species, and the natural ecosystems that enrich the Lowcountry and make it such a great place to live. The first step towards conservation is understanding. It has been said that “In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand.”¹ And so the first thing we can do is open our eyes to the immense beauty and diversity of the wildlife that graces the Lowcountry throughout the year.

We invite you to use this website as a tool. Learn about “What’s new in the harbor” from our blog, explore the “What can I do?” page to get ideas on how to explore the area and find birds and mammals in your own backyard. Learn more about important wildlife areas, endangered species, and the ecosystems that build our watershed. And view the live webcam feed of Crab Bank’s birds here. Let this website be your jumping-off point into Charleston’s rich natural history!

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The Friends of Charleston Harbor Wildlife Group was started by the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League. To learn more about CCL, see our about page or go over to the CCL website!


¹ Baba Dioum, 1968 speech to the IUCN in New Dehli, India

12 Responses to

  1. Yvonne says:

    I just read about the webcam in today’s Post and Courier.. Decided to log in and check it out. Watching the pelicans so early waking up was quite fun. What a great idea to install the webcam. Can this little rookery actually be seen from Shem Creek or is it too far off shore?

  2. v. p says:

    have tried the link to the harbor web cam 4X and it always comes back “site unavailable”…HELP!

  3. carol robb says:

    I am looking for the live camera I read about in the P&C this morning.

  4. Bill says:

    What a geat idea ! I’m all in and the water is fine !

  5. Abby says:

    How do I view the cam? the click here link doesn’t work for me.

  6. Sara S. says:

    It is a great project and cause. Hope I can come to visit some day. ;)

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