Seabrook Island is home to a diverse variety of wildlife. The Island is home to many mammals, such as bobcats, red and gray foxes, otters, and white-tailed deer, and bottlenose dolphins can often be seen strand-feeding in and near Cap’n Sams Inlet during low tide.  (More on strand feeding)


A pristine habitat

More than 30 species of reptiles can also be found on the Island, such as alligators, tree frogs, and chameleons. The reptile that gets the most attention, however, is the Caretta caretta—better known as the loggerhead turtle. The Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol is a volunteer organization supported by the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association and member donations. The patrol operates under a permit issued by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and follows the department’s guidelines for best practices in identifying, protecting and taking inventory of nests.
More info: http://www.siturtlepatrol.com/


Countless birds call Seabrook Island home

The Island is also a haven for many amazing bird species. More than 80 species, including federally threatened and endangered birds such as the bald eagle and piping plover, are routinely spotted on the island. Turkey sightings have also been reported. The sheer number and variety of birds prompted residents to form the Seabrook Island Birders group, and the Seabrook Island Club has participated in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, North American Bird Watching Open since 1998, taking top honors each year.
More info: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/