Fall Bird Migration with David Gardner at St. Christopher

SIB members Flo Foley, Aija Konrad, Lydia McDonald and Marnie Ellis joined David Gardner in searching for migrating warblers on Thursday 9/29. - N. Brown
SIB members Flo Foley, Aija Konrad, Lydia McDonald and Marnie Ellis joined David Gardner in searching for migrating warblers on Thursday 9/29. – N. Brown

Six SIB members gathered on each of the mornings of Thursday September 29th and Friday September 30th for three-hour birding sessions with David Gardner at St. Christopher.  Although we were hoping for a few more migrating warblers each day, we were pleased to have seen (or heard) 34 species of birds on Thursday and 38 on Friday (see complete list below.)

Of most interest on the first day were the great views we got of the many American Redstart, Red-eyed Vireo’s and White-eyed Vireo’s.  On the second day we enjoyed seeing two migrating birds of prey, the Merlin and a Peregrine Falcon.  We even caught a glimpse as we heard a Bobolink pass overhead as it was heading south for winter.

If you are interested to join SIB on a future birding activity, check out the events on our website:  https://seabrookislandbirders.org/bird-walks/

Birds Thursday 9/29 Friday 9/30
Wild Turkey X
Anhinga X X
Brown Pelican X X
Great Blue Heron X
Great Egret (American) X X
Little Blue Heron X
Green Heron X X
Black-crowned Night-Heron X
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron X X
Osprey X X
Red-shouldered Hawk X X
Laughing Gull X X
Caspian Tern X
Sandwich Tern X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird X X
Belted Kingfisher X X
Red-bellied Woodpecker X X
Downy Woodpecker X X
Pileated Woodpecker X
Merlin X
Peregrine Falcon X
Empidonax sp. X
White-eyed Vireo X X
Red-eyed Vireo X X
Blue Jay X
American Crow X X
Carolina Chickadee X X
Tufted Titmouse X X
Carolina Wren X X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher X
Swainson’s Thrush X
Gray Catbird X X
Northern Mockingbird X X
Common Yellowthroat X X
American Redstart X X
Northern Parula X
Palm Warbler X X
Pine Warbler X
Northern Cardinal X X
Painted Bunting X X
Bobolink X
Common Grackle X
House Finch X X
TOTAL 34 38
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Author: sibirders

SEABROOK ISLAND BIRDERS / “watching, learning, protecting” Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) are residents, renters and guests of Seabrook Island, SC who have an interest in learning, protecting and providing for the well-being of the incredible variety of birds that inhabit Seabrook Island throughout the year.

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