Birding & Biking the West Ashley Greenway

On Saturday September 8th, shortly before the onslaught of news of Hurricane Florence, five SIB members met to bike the 7-mile West Ashley Greenway from Johns Island to the Windermere Plaza.  Two additional members where unable to catch up with us, but also spent a beautiful morning biking and birding.

The larger group documented 38 bird species along the way.  One of the most exciting sightings for the group were a pair of female Summer Tanagers who chased each other near the “tree of shoes.”  Our final new species of the day was a flyover pair of Roseate Spoonbills was spectacular!

The two additional SIB members who biked and birded the Greenway saw 36 species, but interestingly they saw at least six species not seen by the first group: three types of warblers, two types of vireos and a Loggerhead Shrike.

Below is the full list from the larger group. Let us know if this type of trip is of interest to you and we will try to plan another later in the fall.

Canada Goose  24
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  85
Mourning Dove  15
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Clapper Rail  3
Killdeer  10
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Laughing Gull  25
Wood Stork  10
Anhinga  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  12
Snowy Egret  3
Little Blue Heron  4
Tricolored Heron  3
Roseate Spoonbill  2
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Belted Kingfisher  6
Downy Woodpecker  2
Merlin  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Blue Jay  14
American Crow  4
Fish Crow  1
swallow sp.  5
Carolina Chickadee  7     It
Tufted Titmouse  6
Carolina Wren  5
Eastern Bluebird  12
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  7
House Finch  3
Boat-tailed Grackle  5
Summer Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  3
House Sparrow  2

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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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