SIB’s Bird Safari at Kiawah River

On Friday, November 22, 2019, 17 members (including three new members!) joined us for a morning of birding at Kiawah River development. It was a beautiful morning and the birds were plentiful in the various rivers, ponds, marshes and forests.

Kiawah River is truly a special place with 2,000 acres of land in the early stages of development.

We saw 36 species during our travels, including 120 Hood Mergansers! Thanks to our photographers of the day, Patti Romano & Mary Van Deusen.

120 Hooded Merganser — Saw in 3 locations on the property. 100 seen and counted in North Pond
3 Wild Turkey
4 Pied-billed Grebe
13 Common Gallinule
25 Dunlin
8 Willet
4 Laughing Gull
17 Wood Stork
9 Anhinga
82 Double-crested Cormorant
7 Brown Pelican
11 Great Blue Heron
25 Great Egret
4 Snowy Egret
4 Little Blue Heron
3 Tricolored Heron
5 White Ibis
8 Roseate Spoonbill
4 Black Vulture
6 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Northern Harrier
1 Cooper’s Hawk
3 Bald Eagle
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
5 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 American Kestrel
5 American Crow
11 Tree Swallow
1 Carolina Wren
1 Northern Mockingbird
5 Eastern Bluebird
1 Chipping Sparrow
1 Palm Warbler
2 Pine Warbler

Number of Taxa: 36