Birding Beyond Our Backyard – Bear Island and Donnelly WMA

Sunday October 30, 2022 6:00 am– 4:00 pm (sunrise 7:35am)
Trip to Bear Island & Donnelly WMA
Location:  Meet at SI Real Estate Office to Car Pool
Max: 12
Cost:  free to members, $10 per guest

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If you have never been to Bear Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) or to Donnelly WMA, you won’t want to miss this opportunity – it’s well worth the 60-mile one-way trip!  Part of the ACE Basin, this area is perfect habitat for birds with ponds, rivers, salt marsh, freshwater marsh, mudflats mixed pine-hardwood forest and farmland.  Most of the birding is done by car with stops to get out and take short walks for viewing.  Bear Island closes for hunting from November 1 – February 9 each year, so this is the last chance to visit before spring.  We hope the winter waterfowl will have returned including the Tundra Swan.  Each person should bring their own lunch, snacks and beverages, as there are no restaurants in the area.  Also be sure to bring sun block, bug spray, a hat, binoculars, camera and a scope if you have one.  For those interested, a stop at a restaurant will be made on the return trip to renourish and recap the day.

If you are not yet a 2022 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $15 by following the instructions on our website: You may bring the form and your dues to the event. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $10.

Once you are a member, register no later than Thursday October 27, 2022.  All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the day prior the event.  If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

Author: sibirders

SEABROOK ISLAND BIRDERS / “watching, learning, protecting” Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) are residents, renters and guests of Seabrook Island, SC who have an interest in learning, protecting and providing for the well-being of the incredible variety of birds that inhabit Seabrook Island throughout the year.

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