Learning Together on North Beach

SIB members on the Learning Together walk.
SIB members on the Learning Together walk.

Fourteen SIB members gathered the afternoon of Sunday, June 5th, for a two-hour birding adventure on North Beach.  It was 80 degrees, overcast and a very windy afternoon with a rising tide.  Many of the group are new to birding and were excited to learn how to identify the Laughing Gull, learn the difference between the Fish and American Crow and see their first Wilson’s Plover.   Below is the complete list of the 21 bird species we either saw or heard along the two-mile walk from the parking lot of Boardwalk #1 out to the backside of the lagoon.  Not included in the list was the one “exotic” bird sighted at the Oystercatcher parking lot – a Conure headed out to enjoy the beach with it’s family!  It just goes to show that you never know what you will see when you come on a bird watching outing with SIB!

Please be sure to visit our website and sign-up for our blog postings.  We have six (6) spaces available on another walk scheduled for Thursday June 23rd at Camp St. Christopher with the Director of Education, David Gardner.  This event will focus on “Beginning Birding” – you can register for that event here.

Seabrook Island–North Beach

25 Brown Pelican
2 Great Egret
1 Snowy Egret
1 Green Heron
1 Osprey
1 Clapper Rail
1 American Oystercatcher
1 Wilson’s Plover
7 Willet
20 Laughing Gull
4 Least Tern
2 Royal Tern
15 Black Skimmer
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
5 American Crow
6 Barn Swallow
1 Marsh Wren
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Eastern Towhee
3 Northern Cardinal
1 Boat-tailed Grackle