Photos from a Spring Bird Walk at Camp St. Christopher

Barred Owl – Michael Audette

It was a beautiful Tuesday morning when nine Seabrook Island Birder (SIB) members were joined by three Camp St. Christopher staff members for a bird walk throughout 2. 9 miles of the wooded property down to their crab dock and back through the slough. In total we identified 39 species on the walk. Although we didn’t see nearly as many as we heard, Bob Mercer’s expert ears heard many, so he was able to teach us the birds as they sang from high in the tree tops, including the “who cooks for you” sung by the Barred Owl. Not 15 minutes later, the group was mesmerized as a Barred Owl flew in to perch on a nearby Live Oak branch. We think he/she was out “people watching”.

Enjoy the photos taken by participant Michael Audette, an annual visitor from Connecticut.

Mourning Dove  1
Clapper Rail  2
Laughing Gull  10
Forster’s Tern  1
Anhinga  1
Double-crested Cormorant  18
Great Blue Heron  11
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  1
Tricolored Heron  3
Green Heron  3
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Barred Owl  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  12
Downy Woodpecker  4
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
White-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  5
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  10
Tree Swallow  26
Barn Swallow  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Marsh Wren  2
Carolina Wren  7
Eastern Bluebird  2
Hermit Thrush  1
American Goldfinch  2
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
Northern Parula  9
Pine Warbler  4
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Northern Cardinal  11

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S84923610

SC Coastal Bird Conservation Program

Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) received this acknowledgement for the donation of $250 to the South Carolina Coastal Bird Conservation program, made in thanks for the great presentation given by Janet Thibault of the SC Department of Natural Resource group. (You can watch the recording of Janet’s presentation of Seabrook’s Amazing Shorebirds here.)

We thank all our SIB members for your contributions to our group so we may offer these programs. To learn more about the SC Coastal Bird Conservation or to make a donation directly to them, click on the button below.