Birding Beyond our Backyard – Bears Bluff Fish Hatchery

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Located on Wadmalaw Island, the Bears Bluff NFH has a self-guided tour our group will take around the perimeter of the 31 acre facility. We will not only see examples of the South Carolina Lowcountry’s natural habitat but also see work being accomplished by staff at BBNFH. SIB Leaders will take our participants across a previously impounded estuarine area which is naturally reverting back into coastal marshland as well as a freshwater pond where birds, turtles and alligators are often visible. Two boardwalks offer a unique perspective and will allow guests “to get in the marsh without getting dirty.” The self-guided tour offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the estuarine ecosystem while experiencing some of this area’s most breathtaking scenery. Opportunities abound for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts, so bring your binoculars and pack a lunch!

Join SIB Executive Committee Member Nancy Brown for this walk in search of seabirds, wading birds, passerines and birds of prey. Be sure to bring binoculars, camera, hats, sunscreen bug repellant, snacks and water. Pack a lunch and stay longer to enjoy what the Bears Bluff NFH has to offer!

Friday, June 7, 2018 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Beyond our Backyard – Bears Bluff Fish Hatchery
Location: Meet at SIRE parking lot and car pool (approximately a 45 minute drive)
Max: 20
Cost None for members; $5 donation for guests
Learn more about Bears Bluff NFH: https://www.fws.gov/bearsbluff/index.html

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/ or we request a $5 donation to SIB.

Once you are a member, please register no later than Wednesday June 5 , 2019. 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

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Author: sibirders

SEABROOK ISLAND BIRDERS / “watching, learning, protecting” Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) are residents, renters and guests of Seabrook Island, SC who have an interest in learning, protecting and providing for the well-being of the incredible variety of birds that inhabit Seabrook Island throughout the year.

2 thoughts on “Birding Beyond our Backyard – Bears Bluff Fish Hatchery”

  1. In March I visited Bears Bluff with a biologist friend of mine. We did see lots of birds, and we also learned about their research on fish (and their work on spawning) from a staff member (Gina). We just happened to meet her while we were looking around, and she was able to take some time to tell us about their research and their work on the spawning of shad and spot, and also to show us their tanks of Atlantic Sturgeon. Larry Roberts

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    1. Thanks Larry! This will be SIB’s second time to bird at this location. The first time we weren’t able to visit the fish hatchery section as there were not enough staff, but we hope to include it this time.

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