Watch the Replay: Seabrook Island Shorebirds

Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) hosted its second virtual Zoom Evening Program on Wednesday August 19, 2020, featuring naturalist Bob Mercer speaking on the Shorebirds of Seabrook Island.

More than 80 people registered for the event from ten states and one Canadian Province. Bob first explained which birds are NOT shorebirds … waterfowl, gulls, terns, herons, and more!

What characteristics do shorebirds have?

  • Generally thin billed and long-legged
  • Frequently found foraging along shoreline
  • Foraging by picking and probing

In learning to identify shorebirds, Bob recommends you focus on size and shape and NOT color, as the color changes through the year and can make it more confusing! Look at size and shape of the body, length of the legs, and size and shape of the bill, especially in relationship to the head!

After reviewing all of the common Seabrook Island Shorebirds and listing others not found on Seabrook, Bob gave a quiz so the participants could put their new found knowledge to use. Watch the replay to learn more, or refresh your memory!

The participants were asked if they liked this format and what other bird topics they would like SIB to present. The response was an overwhelming “YES” and below are the results of the topics people indicated they would enjoy.

SIB plans to continue holding evening programs virtually using Zoom each month. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for evening speakers or topics by sending us an email to Watch for announcements for future virtual events!

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.

2 thoughts on “Watch the Replay: Seabrook Island Shorebirds”

  1. I wasn’t able to join in on the presentation last evening, but just finished watching ! Thank you so much! What a great, informative program!!! Robert was so detailed and definitely helped sort out those shorebird ID”s . So much more to learn! I truly appreciate SIB for the great outreach to keep us going through these unusual times ! Inspired to get out on the beach to try out my new ID skills! Socially distant hugs to you all😊 Jen

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    1. Jen – thank you for your kind comments! We agree Bob did a fabulous job! Hold the date of 9/23 for our next event – or watch the replay! We’ll be announcing it in the next week or so and it will not disappoint!


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