All attendees on Friday’s visit indicate their visit was a great experience. The October 7 visit filled so quickly, we scheduled a second visit on October 12. There are openings for this second session.
Wednesday October 12, 2022 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Visit Kiawah Banding Station
Location: Meet at Beachwalker Park Parking Area at 7:30
Cost: $20 donation (cash to be collected at Beachwalker)
Join SIB in a visit to Kiawah Banding Station on Capn Sam Spit. Every August through November, Aaron Given of Kiawah Island sets up twenty-five 40’ mist nets on Captain Sam’s Spit where, over the next couple of months, he collects birds for banding, measuring, and weighing. We scheduled our trip for October, the peak migration time for all sorts of songbirds including vireos, warblers, catbirds, chickadees, etc. In prior years, they netted all of the above and even a beautifully-colored flicker (large woodpecker). The plan is to leave our cars at Beachwalker Park, then walk about a half mile on the beach to the banding site. Tides should be favorable, so most walking will be on hard beach (moderate).
Wear boots or shoes you don’t mind getting wet, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. Bring binoculars, bug spray, sun screen, water and of course your cell phone or camera to take photos.
This event is open to members only. If you are not yet a 2022 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. You may bring the form and your dues to the event. All participants are also requested to make a $20 donation.
Please register no later than October 10th. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on October 11th, the day prior to the trip. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.