You can still join SIB at Beidler Forest on Thursday April 11

We’ve had some cancellations so there are now openings to search for the Prothonotary Warbler at Beidler Forest.  Register now if you would like to join us.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:45 am – 2:00 pm (Tour starts at Beidler at 9:30a)
Location: Meet at SI Real Estate Office to Car Pool to Francis Beidler Forest Audubon Center & Sanctuary (Google maps says 1.5 hour drive)
Min: 7 Max: 15 Cost: $12 per person ($10 if over 65 or Audubon member), $5 Additional Guest Fee

If you have never been to Francis Beidler Forest Audubon Center & Sanctuary, you won’t want to miss this opportunity – it’s well worth the 70-mile one-way trip! Matt Johnson, Education Director at the facility will be presenting at our SIB evening program on Wednesday March 27. He has offered to lead us on a guided tour while the Prothonatary Warblers are likely to be present. Last year in this same week, Matt’s tours saw 30+ species including not only the Prothonatary Warbler but also Barred Owls, 5 species of Woodpeckers, 3 species of Vireos and 5 additional species of Warblers.

As the walk ends between 12:00 and 12:30, participants may want to bring a lunch, snacks and beverages to “picnic” at the Center prior to their return to Seabrook Island as Matt reports there are limited number of restaurants in the area. Also be sure to bring sun block, bug spray, a hat, binoculars, camera and a scope if you have one.

If you are not yet a 2019 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. Otherwise you may pay an additional $5 Guest Fee.

Once you are a member, please register. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

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Eastern Bluebird Houses for a Good Cause

My grandson’s 4th grade project is to raise money for the homeless people of Charleston. He is selling Eastern Bluebird houses in the Riverland Terrance neighborhood. My grandson, Leo, says this way we are providing shelter to both birds and people.

So far we have built eight in my shop. We have sold five and made an additional three for use on Seabrook Island for the Bluebird Society.

If anyone is interested in purchasing a bluebird house, please contact me using the link below.

Photos and Article Submitted by: Carl Voelker