As a longtime resident of Sullivan’s Island, I have had several occasions to observe a flock of wood storks on the north side of the Ben Sawyer Causeway.
These beautiful birds are on the threatened list of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The birds appear after one of our unusually high tides, and feed in the shallow waters beside the causeway. Often drivers stop their vehicles to watch these beautiful birds.
My concern is that the proposed apartment complex planned for the area adjacent to the wood storks’ feeding area would have a deleterious effect on the birds.
The apartment project should be stopped until the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has evaluated its impact on this threatened species.
Save the wood storks.
Beverly Genez, M.D.