When: May 26 2022 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Where: Caw Caw interpretive center. 5200 Savannah Hwy. Ravenel
Carpool: Meet at Seabrook Island Real Estate Office at 8:15 A.M., the drive is approximately 40 minutes.
Cost: Free to members, $5 for non- members (Park entrance fee is $2 per adult, or a gold pass)
Join SIB at Caw Caw county park as we search for late spring migrants and discover the resident nesting birds. The park is comprised of three colonial era rice fields, fresh, brackish, saltwater marshes, cypress-tupelo swamps, bottomland, and beech-holly forests. All told these varied habitats comprise a total of 654 acres with six miles of trails. Over 250 bird species have been observed within the boundaries of Caw Caw.
Some of the bird species we may find during this time of the year include Painted Bunting, Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow Throated Warbler, Yellow Billed Cuckoo, Prairie Warbler, Pine Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Orchard Oriole, Northern Paula, Hooded Warbler, Black-Throated Blue Warbler, Yellow Throated Vireo, White-Eyed Vireo, Summer Tanager, Mississippi Kite, Swallow-Tailed Kite, American Bittern, Least Bittern, Osprey, Bald Eagle, and the wide variety of wading birds present in the park year round.
Appropriate foot ware is recommended, as a likely walking distance of two to three miles is expected, and even during dry spells wet trail conditions may be encountered. Participants should also consider these other items to maximize their comfort and enjoyment: binoculars, bug spray, sunscreen, hats, layered clothing to adjust to the mornings weather, field guides if print is your preference, eyeglass – lens cleaner, water, snacks, camera, and a pack or shoulder bag for your needs.
If you are not a member of Seabrook Island Birders you may do so by following this link : https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/ Or by going to our web page under the Contact tab and clicking on Join SIB.
Please register prior to May 23, 2022. You will receive a conformation letter the day prior to the event.