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Audubon South Carolina says conservation is for the birds

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Female painted bunting. The Audubon Society supports research including tracking bird migratory patterns through nanotagging.

One of the perks of calling Furman University home is its proximity to abundant state parks such as Paris Mountain, Jones Gap, Table Rock and Caesars Head – all only minutes away. Caesars Head boasts 60 miles of hiking trails, 420-foot Raven Cliff Falls, backcountry campsites, Devils Kitchen, and an annual migration of thousands of hawks each fall.

Now, thanks to a partnership among the South Carolina chapter of the Audubon Society, South Carolina’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism and Duke Energy, the Audubon Society is better equipped to study the migratory patterns of birds with a Motus Wildlife Tracking System. And there’s more good news – Audubon and Furman are collaborating to establish research partnerships with professors and to create conservation internships for students. Read more in Greenville Journal.

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