Join us Sunday for Backyard Birding!

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Backyard Birding Photographers.

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Date: Sunday December 9, 8am-10am
Activity: Backyard Birding
Location:Creek Watch Trace, Seabrook Island
Max: 12-15
Cost: free for SIB Members, $5 fee for guests.

 

Join SIB members near the home of Melanie and Robert Jerome at the boat dock on Creek Watch Trace on Seabrook Island on Sunday, December 9, 2018, 8:00 – 10:00 am. You will have great views of the marsh and river. The Jerome’s have hosted the group in September and again in November when an average of 23 species was seen each time. There is a lot to see at the SIPOA boat ramp and crab dock. Not only are there many shore birds, but the Clapper Rails are active at low tide. Melanie Jerome lives at Creek Watch Villas and sees them every morning. Many shorebirds and songbirds. In the marsh by the fire station, additional birds may be seen. There will be seats available to sit and bird or a group can go walking.

Bring a snack if you like along with binoculars and bug spray.

Once you are a member, please REGISTER no later than Friday December 7, 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 or we request a $5 donation to SIB.

Recent Sightings – Red-breasted Nuthatch!

This past weekend the weather was certainly not conducive to outdoor activities. At least it wasn’t cold, so I spent most of my day on my screened porch reading and keeping an eye on my bird feeders. There were naturally lots of Chickadees and Tufted Titmouse and occasionally Northern Cardinals, a Goldfinch, and a Red-bellied or Downy Woodpecker.

Rainy days do have their advantages though. Had I not been confined to this one corner at my home, I would not have seen the Red-breasted Nuthatch at my suet feeder. I saw a female several times on Sunday and a male on Monday. The female has the same prominent white eyebrows as the male, but her chest is pale unlike the rust color of the male.

Apparently, mine was not the only sighting this weekend, so put out your suet feeders and take advantage of these rainy days.

Male Red-breasted Nuthatch
Photo by Jim Reimer

-Submitted by Joleen Ardaiolo

Enjoy a Morning Bird Walk with SIB this Thursday

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BIRD WALK 2-18-18 (5 of 7)
Birders at Maintenance Area – Charley Moore

Date: Thursday December 6, 2016 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Activity: Learning Together at the Water Treatment Plant, Maintenance & Equestrian Center
Location: Park at the Gardens near the Recycling area
Max: 15
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

By now the wintering birds have found their way back to Seabrook Island. We will tour around the ponds at the Water Treatment area, the gardens and the horse pastures in search of wintering waterfowl, birds of prey and passerines. Bring sun block, bug spray, a hat, water and binoculars.

Please register no later than Tuesday December 4 , 2018. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the day prior the event.

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/.