Birding at the Water Treatment Plant

Twenty SIB members met Saturday afternoon for a special treat of birding behind the gates of the Seabrook Island Water Treatment Plant. On the large pond, we saw warblers, shorebirds, wading birds and birds of prey!  In total we documented 44 species, with highlights of three Lesser Scaups and a single Ruddy Duck.  (see the full list below)

After two and half hours of birding, about half the group traveled to the SI Conservancy lot on Cat Tail Pond Road in search of the Great Horned Owl.  Thanks to Ed Konrad’s diligence, we got to see one after hearing two owls calling to each other.

Great Horned Owl – Ed Konrad

We hope to see you out soon with us watching, learning and protecting the beautiful birds of Seabrook Island and beyond! Visit our Birding Activities page on our website to see our schedule of upcoming activities, including walks, movies & more!

Enjoy the photos taken by members Jackie Brooks, Ed Konrad & Bob Mercer.

3 Lesser Scaup
24 Bufflehead
6 Hooded Merganser
1 Ruddy Duck
11 Wild Turkey
2 Mourning Dove
3 Killdeer
4 Dunlin
2 Spotted Sandpiper
2 Ring-billed Gull
1 Forster’s Tern
8 Wood Stork
2 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Snowy Egret
1 Little Blue Heron
13 White Ibis
1 Osprey
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
4 Eastern Phoebe
5 Blue Jay
32 American Crow
3 Carolina Chickadee
5 Tufted Titmouse
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 House Wren
4 Carolina Wren
2 Northern Mockingbird
8 Eastern Bluebird
11 Cedar Waxwing
5 House Finch
1 Chipping Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
2 Boat-tailed Grackle
3 Palm Warbler
18 Yellow-rumped Warbler
3 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 44

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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