Backyard Birding at the Lawrence’s

It was a chilly February morning but the Lawrence’s shared their beautiful warm home to watch the variety of birds at their feeders and lagoon. Eight people worked together to identify the 21 species seen from the comfort of their home.  Books, apps on our phones, and the internet were all referenced trying to determine the type of sparrow seen on the ground beneath the bamboo and wax myrtles.  It was finally determined to be a Song Sparrow.  Similarly, much discussion was had whether it was a Black-crowned Nightheron or a Yellow-crowned Nightheron.  It was finally decided to be a Black-crowned Nightheron.  The numerous beautiful American Goldfinch, the Carolina Wren, and three types of woodpeckers were easier to identify.  A complete list of the identified species is shown below.

A big THANK YOU to Donna and Jim for a wonderful morning!

Check out our upcoming birding activities here!

Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Anhinga 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 4
Carolina Wren 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 12
Northern Mockingbird 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
American Goldfinch 15

Article Submitted by: Judy Morr
Photographs Submitted by: Charles Moore


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.

2 thoughts on “Backyard Birding at the Lawrence’s”

  1. Judy, thanks so much for logging our sightings on 2/4/17 and the delicious cinnamon muffins. Charley, thank you for taking the great pics of our backyard visitors (or are we THEIR in-house visitors?). We want everyone to come back when the the green herons fledge—they put on quite a show. Did anyone get a picture of the hermit thrush, would love to see it.


    1. Donna – Flo and I (Nancy) are sad we weren’t able to join – so we’d love an invitation to bird at your home one of these days! Like you said, maybe after the Green Herons fledge this year! Glad it was such a success!


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