Birds & More … Photos from recent Birding Beyond Seabrook Island

Members of Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) were recently treated when they traveled off island during spring migration and were lead by expert birders at local birding “hot spots.”

On Sunday, April 25th, Cathy & Carl Miller lead six additional SIB members on a 3 hour adventure searching for spring migrants at Edisto Nature Trail, just an hour south on Rt 17. There were lots of Prothonotary Warblers who nest in cavities low to the swamp. We also heard and/or saw many other migrating warblers such as the Worm-eating, Black-and-white, Swainson’s, Kentucky, Hooded, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-throated & Northern Parula. Besides the plethora of warblers, we also saw lots of interesting insects. In total, 40 bird species were heard or seen.

Two weeks later, on Tuesday, May 11th, Matt Johnson, Center Director of Audubon South Carolina, lead a group of nine SIB members through Audubon’s Francis Beidler Forest. The group saw/heard 34 bird species, at least three species of snakes, frogs, dragonflies, damselflies, alligators and white-tailed deer. It was another great day to be enjoying the beauty of the world around us!

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