Backyard Birding on Seabrook Island

Approximately 50 backyard bird enthusiasts gathered together for a fun and informative event on September 25th. The “Backyard Birding on Seabrook Island” program was crafted and presented by Judy Morr and Nancy Brown to encourage all Seabrookers to take advantage of the wonderful habitats that can be seen from our windows, porches, or decks.

The presentation began with information on how to make our backyards bird friendly using different feeders and the types of bird food that work best in our area. In addition, how to keep feeders clean, out of reach of other wildlife, and ideas for providing water for the birds were also discussed.

Following was a backyard bird slide show featuring photographs taken on Seabrook Island by SIB members. The group was asked to participate by identifying the birds in the photos after which Judy and Nancy described and added interesting facts about each species.

The program wrapped up with information on Project Feeder Watch, a citizen scientist program, and the seminar that is available on October 15th for anyone interested in participating. Information on this seminar and other Seabrook Island Birders’ events is available on SIB’s website at .

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.

3 thoughts on “Backyard Birding on Seabrook Island”

  1. Greetings! We have a guest coming who is an advisor nature photographer and especially likes birds. There were toseated spoonbills here last time we were here in August but haven’t seen any this time. Do you have an tips on where we might see some or areas where other shore birds gather. Is the Caw Caw Center worth taking him to? I appreciate any information you can share. He’s an amazing photographer.
    Scott & Maryann Rollins
    Marsh Haven


    1. Scott and Maryann,
      Besides checking the regular locations on Seabrook Island, including the marsh near the Fire station and Jenkins Point, North Beach is a great place to see shorebirds, including the Piping Plovers who are migrating through and some here to winter. Caw Caw is a great place. But if you have time, I would suggest a drive south on US 17 to the Ace Basin, specifically to Bear Island and Donnelly WMA’s. Great opportunities to see and photograph many species of birds and alligators. It takes about an hour and half to get there and when we take a trip there we plan to spend the entire day. if this is of interest, send us an email to and we can discuss further.


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