Seabrook Island Birders-Shorebird Walk on North Beach

1-red-knot-flock-of-700-north-beach-east-of-boardwalk-1-1Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2pm-5pm
North Beach, boardwalk #1
Location: Meet at Property Owners’ beach parking lot, boardwalk #1.
Max: 20
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.

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 complete the information below to register no later than Sunday March 15,2020. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Friday, March 6th.

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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