Learning Together at Jenkins Point

Thursday, January 17 at 10:00am – Jenkins Point
Location: Meet at First Lagoon on left
Max: 20
Cost: None for 2019 members; $5 donation for guests

Register to join us for a Learning Together on Jenkins Point.

The Roseatte Spoonbills continue to roost at the lagoon near the curve. A Coopers Hawk has been seen repeatedly on a branch on the left. A “rare” Red-breasted Nuthatch has been seen multiple times on Old Wharf. Seems like enough history to schedule a “last minute” Learning Together on Jenkins Point. The Roseatte Spoonbills are reported to arrive late morning so the walk has been scheduled accordingly. Hopefully we’ll see the birds mentioned above plus the Black-crowned Night Herons, ever popular Great Egrets and numerous songbirds. You can come on your bike, walk along the road or go from place to place in your car. Your choice of transportation as we traverse about a half mile down the road.

As always, be sure to bring your water, binoculars, hats and sunscreen.

If you are not yet a 2019 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. If you were a 2018 member but have yet to renew for 2019, you may renew following the instructions above or renew the day of the walk. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Join SIB to Watch “The Big Year”

In preparation for SIB’s first evening event of 2019 on January 30th, at which Aija & Ed Konrad will share their 2018 experience of birding throughout the US, we thought it would be fun to watch the 2011 move, “The Big Year.”

The storyline (as found on IMDB):

the big year“In birding, a Big Year is seeing or hearing as many different species of birds as possible in a calendar year. Three men pursue the Birder of the Year title: Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson), who’s seen a record 732 in a past big year, Stu Preissler (Steve Martin), newly retired, and Brad Harris (Jack Black), who narrates the story. Life gets in the way: Bostick’s wife wants a baby, Stu’s firm needs him for sensitive negotiations, and Brad, divorced and underemployed at 36, has an encouraging mom and a disapproving dad. They criss-cross the continent (including a trip to Alaska’s westernmost island), follow migration patterns, and head for storms that force birds to ground. Who will win, at what cost, and with what rewards?”

Watch “The Big Year” trailer !

SIB will provide the popcorn and snacks! You can bring pillows to make the chairs more comfy and BYOB. Please SIGN UP to join us for this fun afternoon that will be full of laughs!

Tuesday January 22, 2019 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Osprey 1, Lake House, Seabrook Island, SC
Max: 25
Cost: FREE, but you must be a member of SIB (You may join at the event)

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