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Locations where Royal Tern has been recently reported in South Carolina

Only the most recent report per location is shown. Some reports may be pending verification.

July 4

2Royal Tern Auto selected 32.31390, -80.47373
7Royal Tern Shem Creek Park
2Royal Tern Kiawah East Beach
2Royal Tern Dolphin Head Recreation Area
1Royal Tern Edisto Beach--Helena Inlet Sound
1Royal Tern Sullivans Island south end

July 3

4Royal Tern Bloody Point Beach
2Royal Tern Hunting Island SP
2Royal Tern Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet US-SC 33.51704, -79.05088
3Royal Tern Breach Inlet
8Royal Tern Botany Bay Plantation WMA
5Royal Tern Ellis Creek, James Island, SC
110Royal Tern N. Folly Island--Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve
2Royal Tern *home - Meggett SC

July 2

34Royal Tern Hunting Island SP- Campground Road/Campground
2Royal Tern 31 Singleton Beach Place, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, US (32.186, -80.701)
3Royal Tern Hickory Forest Beach
2Royal Tern Pitt Street Causeway
1Royal Tern Sullivan's Island Accreted Land-East
52Royal Tern Hunting Island State Park- North Spit
2Royal TernMiddleton Place
55Royal Tern Kiawah Island - Beachfront
6Royal Tern Ft. Moultrie National Monument
3Royal Tern Huntington Beach SP

July 1

1Royal Tern Ferry Ride to Daufuskie
3Royal Tern Murrell's Inlet Oyster Recycling Rd. Boat Launch
5Royal Tern Fish Haul Beach Park

June 30

1Royal Tern 97 Center Street, Folly Beach, South Carolina, US (32.66, -79.943)
10Royal Tern West Kiawah Sand Spit
3Royal Tern Sullivan's Island Nature Trail
6Royal Tern Seabrook Island--North Beach
2Royal Tern Fort Sumter National Monument
1Royal Tern 3 Florence Street, Sullivan's Island, SC
4Royal Tern Seabrook Island - Beach Access #9 Pelican Watch Villa’s

June 29

1Royal Tern Lewis Barbeque, Charleston, SC
1Royal Tern Machette Flats
2Royal Tern Hunting Island SP - Johnson Creek Overlook
4Royal Tern Waterfront Park
12Royal Tern Huntington Beach SP--North Beach
52Royal Tern Hunting Island SP - Lighthouse & North Beach
1Royal Tern Hunting Island SP--Island Drive
1Royal Tern Charles Towne Landing

June 28

2Royal Tern West Ashley Bikeway
5Royal Tern Folly Beach County Park
1Royal Tern 5900 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach US-SC (33.8386,-78.6082)
1Royal Tern 2270 Oyster Catcher Ct, Seabrook Island US-SC 32.56958, -80.16141