“Who-o-o” Missed the SIB Meeting Featuring the Center for Birds of Prey?

Eurasian Eagle -owl - Glen Cox
Eurasian Eagle -owl – Glen Cox

The second quarterly Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) evening program was held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at The Lake House.  The social hour began at 7:00 PM with wine, cheese, and cookies under the guidance of Donna Lawrence.  There were 81 present (62 members including 14 new members and 19 guests).  Fees of $5/member and $10/guest were charged to cover program cost.

The program presenters, Stephen Schabel and Audrey Popolin from the Center for Birds of Prey, were introduced by Lyn Magee.  Stephen provided the information about the three adult birds which they had brought with them as Audrey paraded them around the room.  The Harris Hawk and Eurasian Eagle-owl were also allowed to fly around the room, often sweeping just above attendees’ heads, in response to treats (see the video taken by Tara Penny).  The Osprey, the only bird of the three seen locally, was just paraded.  The birds were magnificent and it was an awesome display.

The conclusion of the program was the viewing of three pairs of young bird chicks:  a pair of Eurasian Eagle-owls, a pair of Spectacle Owls and a pair of Kestrels who were only six and nine-days old.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming SIB events.

  • The next SIB quarterly program on June 22, will feature Felicia Saunders, DNR, and Melissa Bimbi, US Fish and Wildlife.
  • Sign-up for our “Learning Together” birding at Jenkins Point on Saturday May 14
  • Sign-up for Birding with David Gardner on Thursday May 19

Please enjoy the photographs below.

Article submitted by George Haskins & Photographs submitted by Glen Cox & Nancy Brown

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