I don’t know about you, but I miss seeing all my Seabrook Island Birder friends! Since we are still limited in conducted in-person group activities, we thought we’d try offering our “Movie Matinees” using Zoom! And the beauty is you don’t even have to be on Seabrook Island to join!
Many of you by now have either heard about or even used Zoom as a way to communicate with family and friends. I’ve been using Zoom for a couple months for family “reunions,” board meetings, cooking lessons with our nieces and taking on-line classes with our nieces.
SIB wants to connect with our members, and we will start with offering two Movie Matinees. Please let us know if you are interested for either or both. We will send you a link to allow you access the day prior to the event. We will open each event with introductions, watch the hour long show together, and finish with a short discussion to get your feedback and answer questions.
Sign up by clicking here and then plan to get comfy in your favorite chair with snacks and beverages of your choice to enjoy our gathering!
Tuesday May 12, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Saving Songbirds: Songbirds fly in and out of our lives, enchanting us with their colorful plumage and melodies. Warblers, orioles and bobolinks – these perching birds are familiar sights to New Englanders. But the population of many songbird species is plummeting, and the birds face serious threats to their survival. Join Willem Lange as he takes us from New England to Costa Rica and Jamaica to meet these colorful and melodic migratory birds and the people who are dedicated to SAVING SONGBIRDS.
Tuesday May 19, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Animal Homes: The Nest: Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from a diversity of materials, including fur, grasses, leaves, mosses, sticks and twigs, bones, wool, mud and spider silk. Quite a few contain man-made materials — twine, bits of wire, even plastic bags. Each is a work of art, built with just a beak! All over the world, birds in the wild arrive at diverse nesting grounds to collect, compete for, reject, steal and begin to build with carefully selected materials, crafting homes for the task of protecting their eggs and raising their young.