Winter Birding on North Beach

1 Learning Together in Search of Shorebirds
Learning Together in Search of Shorebirds – Ed Konrad

A group of seventeen hearty Seabrookers joined us last Friday morning, February 1st, for a bird walk on North Beach. Our part-time bird experts, Aija Konrad and Bob Mercer, led the group on a mile and half walk from the owners parking lot at Boardwalk #1 to the Kiawah River inlet on the 40-50’s partly sunny day. In total we saw 38 species of birds (see below), including the infamous American Oystercatcher U5 and mate who have made Seabrook Island their home for nearly five years, two Piping Plovers, four species of gulls which we were able to compare and contrast, and many others!

Thanks to all our members who came out for a fun and informative walk on the beach! We hope you will consider joining one of our upcoming events by viewing and signing up on our websiteΒ .

1 Lesser Scaup
9 Bufflehead
6 Red-breasted Merganser
2 American Oystercatcher
3 Black-bellied Plover
22 Semipalmated Plover
2 Piping Plover
6 Ruddy Turnstone
25 Sanderling
40 Dunlin
1 Greater Yellowlegs
4 Willet
5 Bonaparte’s Gull
18 Ring-billed Gull
3 Herring Gull
1 Great Black-backed Gull
2 Caspian Tern
75 Forster’s Tern
65 Black Skimmer
8 Double-crested Cormorant
55 Brown Pelican
1 Great Blue Heron
2 Great Egret
1 Black Vulture
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
4 Blue Jay
11 American Crow
1 Carolina Wren
1 Northern Mockingbird
2 Savannah Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Pine Warbler
12 Yellow-rumped Warbler
3 Northern Cardinal

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