Wading birds (a few examples include Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Tricolored Heron) have the slender bills and long thin legs to aid them in walking across soft unstable mud. They are tall and lanky and a common site along the marsh and wetlands
Shore Birds (a few examples include Oyster Catcher, Black Necked Stilt, Marbled Godwit, Willet) You will notice they have long legs and slender bills to probe sediment for prey. These can be very camouflaged and it may take some time to actually spot them.
Song birds are your "perching" bird. Their little tiny feet are specifically adapted to grip a small branch. They are very well developed vocally and use their song for communication. Examples of a few Songbirds found in South Carolina would be Bluebird, Pine Warbler, Chickadee, Titmouse, Cardinal.
Introducing "Born and Raised," an exquisite new book of photography capturing the captivating birds of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Renowned photographer Cacky Rivers, author of 2021's wildly successful "Grounded in Flight," invites you on a remarkable journey through the lens of her camera, unveiling a stunning collection that celebrates the region's avian wonders.
Focusing on relationships between parents and their young, you'll immerse yourself in a tapestry of vibrant plumage, graceful flight, and intimate moments of the fledging process frozen in time. With unparalleled skill and a deep appreciation for nature, Cacky expertly captures the birth story of a wide range of unique bird species that call the Lowcountry home. From the majestic herons and egrets of Carolina swamps to skittering terns and skimmers of salt-kissed Crab Bank, to the grand osprey and eagles that never fail to inspire, this visual symphony takes you on an awe-inspiring tour of avian life.
Whether you're an avid bird lover, a nature enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the natural beauty of the Palmetto State, "Born and Raised" is a must-have addition to your library. Cacky's stunning bird imagery has delighted thousands on social media; this unique collection of her "best of the best," elegantly hardbound and featuring cover art from Charleston painter Lese Corrigan and endsheets from renowned local cartographer Travis Folk, promises to be a showcase of extraordinary talent and a peerless look into the magic and mystery of the lifecycle of our most treasured feathered friends.
"This book is my way of sharing my joy with people, to let them see through my eyes what real beauty is out there.” —Cacky Rivers
There’s something about Cacky Rivers’ bird photography, something that stops you in your tracks, makes you look longer, gets you involved. It’s something you’ve never seen before.
For Cacky, knowledge is power, especially when it comes to conserving bird species and habitats native to South Carolina. This is the spirit at the core of her photographs, collected now in her first book of photography,Grounded in Flight, in print November 2021.
Grounded in Flightfeatures exclusive photos of the more than three dozen shorebirds, raptors, songbirds, ducks, and other species native to the Lowcountry. This hardback book is bound in hunter green leather with gold leaf edge and gold leaf line art cover designed by Lese Corrigan. It will also include hand drawn maps by Travis Folk on the inside front and back covers.