Date: Thursday October 11, 8:00 am– 4:00 pm
Activity: Hawk Watch at The Center for Birds of Prey
Location: Meet at SI Real Estate Office to Car Pool
Did you know Birders gather at key areas across the U.S. to count migrating birds of prey? The South Carolina Coastal Raptor Migration Survey is getting ready to start the fall Hawk Watch at The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, SC and SIB has arranged for our members to spend a few hours volunteering as observers.
The survey begins on September 1st and runs through November 30th *. The standard observation hours are 10am-1pm, but observation beyond these hours is welcomed. Each day a designated shift leader who is knowledgeable about raptor identification will lead the watch and is joined by at least one observer (someone who is interested in participating but does not need to be an experienced birder). Protocols for Hawk Watch will be to complete the standard HMANA data sheet.
SIB has arranged for volunteers to assist as observers during the Fall Migration Hawk Watch on Thursday , October 11, 2018 from 10am – 1pm. Car pools will leave the SI Real Estate Office at 8:00 am. Participants may stay after the observation period and are welcome to explore and participate in the afternoon programing 2:00 pm tour and 3:00 pm flight demo. For those interested, we plan to stop for lunch at the Seewee Restaurant in Awendaw following the event. Cars will be arranged based upon desired follow-on activities if possible. If Hawk Watch and then lunch, we should be back to Seabrook Island by 4pm.
Be sure to bring binoculars, sun screen, water, snacks, hat and bug spray.
* Note: If you are unable to attend with SIB on this date, but would still be interested to volunteer once or more during the three months, please contact Audrey Poplin (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make arrangements for a date that works on your schedule.
Please register no later than Tuesday October 9, 2018. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the day prior the event.
If you have additional questions about the program, please contact us by sending an email to: SeabrookIslandBirders@gmail.com
If you are not yet a 2018 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/ or we request a $5 donation to SIB.