On Wednesday, April 24, Aija and Ed Konrad will lead a SIB Learning Together bird walk at North Beach. We’ll be looking for the Red Knots that are our guests in April, stopping at Seabrook Island to rest and refuel on their long migration from South America to the Arctic to breed. Flocks of 1000 knots have been seen to date, growing to 5000 or more as in past years. Wilson’s Plovers are being seen in the critical habitat getting ready to mate and nest. Overall, we hope to spot a nice variety of shorebirds as we work our way to the North Beach inlet.
We’ll meet in the Property Owners’ beach parking lot at 10:00am. This will get us to the beach a couple of hours before the rising tide which brings the Red Knots and other shorebirds closer to the shore. Be sure to bring binoculars, camera, hats, sunscreen, water, snacks, and maybe lunch if you plan to go the entire way to the inlet. Of course, you can head back at any time.
Wednesday, April 24 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (shorter or longer as you wish!)
Learning Together at North Beach
Location: Meet at Owners Parking Lot near entrance to Boardwalk 1
Cost None for members; $5 donation for guests