Seabrook Island Birders will be hosting three virtual events during the month of October using Zoom, including two Movie Matinees and an evening lecture program.
- Tuesday October 13, 4:00 – 5:15 PM: Movie Matinee – Earthflight – North America
- Wednesday October 21, 7:00 – 8:15 PM: River of Raptors: Identification and Migration of South Carolina’s Birds of Prey
- Tuesday October 27, 4:00 – 5:15 PM: Movie Matinee – Earthflight – Africa
Learn more and register below:
River of Raptors: Identification and Migration of South Carolina’s Birds of Prey
Many species of raptors make their home in South Carolina for at least part of the year, and even more pass through during their perilous diurnal seasonal migration. Join Audubon South Carolina’s Emily Davis and Jen Tyrrell to learn how to identify South Carolina raptor species as well as explore their migration habits, behavior, and conservation issues they face.
Date: Wednesday October 21, 2020
Time: 7:00 – 8:15 PM
Location: Zoom Virtual Video
Earthflight is a British nature documentary that shows a flight from the view of the wings of birds across six continents, showing some of the world’s greatest natural spectacles from a bird’s-eye view. The BBC series was created by John Downer and narrated by David Tennant with six episodes. We will show two each month for the remainder of the year.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZSkitrLE34
Earthflight: North America on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm
A flock of snow geese flies north and is hunted by bald eagles. Pelicans are shown gliding under the Golden Gate Bridge. In California, pelicans reveal devil rays that perform astonishing somersaults and find bizarre grunion fish that wriggle ashore to spawn. In Alaska, bald eagles swoop among brown bears fishing for salmon. On the Great Plains, cowbirds duck and dive under the feet of fighting bison. Egrets follow a group of dolphins that strand themselves to feed; millions of shorebirds rendezvous with prehistoric horseshoe crabs emerging from the sea to lay eggs; and California gulls take us to Mono Lake, where they catch alkali flies by chasing them with open mouths.
Earthflight: Africa on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Arrow-dive with Cape gannets among sharks, dolphins and whales as they join the great sardine run. Soar with African fish eagles as they discover an S-shaped living island composed entirely of lesser flamingos, and join them on a spectacular hunt. Fly with kelp gulls as they study the hunting behaviour of the greatest underwater predator of all: the great white shark. On the wings of eagles, fly through the mist-filled Victoria Falls and dive for fish in the mighty Zambezi. Follow barn swallows and white storks on their annual voyage from south Africa to northern Europe. Circle with vultures high above the Serengeti as they watch the drama of the wildebeest migration below, and discover what happens when this canny scavenger suddenly becomes prey. Among toxic soda lakes, find out what it is like to be a flamingo, vulnerable to every predator on the continent, including baboons and hyenas. Join these flamingos as they take part in one of the most beautiful dances in the bird world.