Saturday, March 7th 3pm-6pm
North Beach, boardwalk #1
Location: Meet at Property Owners’ beach parking lot, boardwalk #1.
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests
Bob Mercer and Mark Andrews will lead several Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) Shorebird Beach Walks at North Beach this spring. We’ll be looking for shorebirds of all types, but watching especially for the very special visitors; the Piping Plovers and Red Knots. The Red Knots that are our guests every March – May, stop at Seabrook Island to rest and refuel on their long migration from South America to the Arctic to breed. Flocks of 1,000 knots are expected during this time, growing to 5,000 or more as in past years. Wilson’s Plovers are being seen in the critical habitat getting ready to mate and nest. Overall, we hope to spot a nice variety of shorebirds as we work our way to the North Beach inlet.
For those who are interested in learning about or becoming part of our new Shorebird Steward Program, you may meet us at 1:30 pm at the Oyster Catcher Community Center for an hour of classroom training prior to the walk. To learn more about this program click here.
As always, be sure to bring your binoculars, hats, sunscreen, water and snack.
If you are not yet a 2020 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.
Please register no later than Thursday, March 5,2020. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Friday, March 6th.