SIB’s Photos from Bear Island & Donnelly WMA’s

Eastern Meadowlark – Bear Island – Charley Moore

On Saturday, October 26, eleven members of SIB traveled to Bear Island & Donnelly WMA’s for our annual fall trip. As you may know, Bear Island is closed from November 1 until the beginning of February to allow hunters access. We arrived in time for sunrise and spent seven hours birding! We even saw a couple mammals (white-tailed deer & nine-banded armadillo) and reptiles (alligators & eastern diamondback rattlesnake).

In total we saw 60 species of birds (including Rock Pigeons on the way home!) It may not have been our highest count of bird species, but it sure was a beautiful (but buggy!) fall day!

We hope you will enjoy the photos our members took during the trip and the complete list of birds by clicking on the “more” button.

Below are the lists we created in eBird. 

Bear Island WMA (fall and winter restricted access)
Oct 26, 2019
7:30 AM
Traveling
3.00 miles
274 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: 80 degrees mostly sunny breezy and buggy!
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.6 Build 18

25 Blue-winged Teal
70 Northern Shoveler
15 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Mourning Dove
9 Common Gallinule
13 American Avocet
8 Killdeer
3 Wilson’s Snipe
2 Greater Yellowlegs
7 Lesser Yellowlegs
8 Laughing Gull
2 Royal Tern
8 Wood Stork
4 Anhinga
6 Double-crested Cormorant
6 Great Blue Heron
12 Great Egret
75 Snowy Egret
2 Little Blue Heron
12 Tricolored Heron
200 White Ibis
15 Glossy Ibis
60 Roseate Spoonbill
5 Black Vulture
12 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Northern Harrier
4 Bald Eagle
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
6 Belted Kingfisher
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
3 American Kestrel
1 Merlin
4 Eastern Phoebe
15 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
2 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
20 Tree Swallow
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Marsh Wren
3 Carolina Wren
1 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Mockingbird
15 Eastern Bluebird
1 Eastern Meadowlark
400 Red-winged Blackbird
9 Boat-tailed Grackle
18 Palm Warbler
8 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 54
Donnelley WMA (partial fall and winter restricted access)
Oct 26, 2019
12:20 PM
Traveling
5.00 miles
128 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.6 Build 18

4 Wild Turkey
1 Killdeer
2 Anhinga
3 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Great Blue Heron
3 Great Egret
3 Snowy Egret
1 Little Blue Heron
2 Tricolored Heron
1 Green Heron
8 Roseate Spoonbill
1 Black Vulture
6 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Eastern Phoebe
4 Blue Jay
6 American Crow
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Northern Mockingbird
15 Eastern Bluebird
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Eastern Meadowlark
150 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Boat-tailed Grackle
3 Palm Warbler
1 Pine Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 29

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.

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