Beyond our Backyard – Botany Bay and Roxbury Park
Saturday, March 12, 2022 7:30am – 4:00 pm (roundtrip from Seabrook Island)
Leave Seabrook Real Estate: 7:30 am
Botany Bay: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Bird Roxbury Park: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Location: Meet at Real Estate Parking lot at 7:30 am to carpool to Botany Bay with start there at 9:00am with of low tide being around 9:30.
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests
Enjoy the diverse bird population of Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA). We will meet at the kiosk at the entrance to Botany Bay then caravan around the area. We will stop at various locations and walk to see birds not visible from the dirt roads. The event is timed to allow a walk along the raised path through the marsh then on to the boneyard beach near low tide. From the beach, shorebirds will be seen as well as looking across the river to Deveaux Bank and Seabrook Island. Scoters and loons may be seen in this location. The WMA also has woods, marshes and fields allowing for 106 species to be seen in March 2021. Please note that this is a very remote area as it is a WMA and there are no facilities such as restrooms.
You may pack a lunch to eat at either Botany Bay or Roxbury Park or you can join the group eating at Roxbury Mercantile (http://roxburymercantile.com/). This previous country story now has both inside and outside dining offering “Lowcountry cuisine”.
In the afternoon, we will make the short trip to from Roxbury Mercantile to Roxbury Park. Roxbury Park is owned and managed by the Town of Meggett, SC. What makes Roxbury Park such a special place is the diversity of it’s ecosystem. Visitors to the park can see and experience eight distinctively unique habitats that attract and support an amazing variety of wildlife. The park is open year round but only on Saturday and Sunday. There is a portable restroom located in the parking area.
Participants may opt only the morning at Botany Bay or both. If you wish to only do Botany Bay, we ask you just let us know and provide your own transportation.
Be sure to bring binoculars, camera, hats, sunscreen, bug repellant, snacks and water.
If you are not yet a 2022 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/ or we request a $5 donation to SIB.
Once you are a member, please complete the information below to REGISTER no later than Thursday March 10, 2022. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the day prior the event.