As a look ahead, January will be a busy month for Seabrook Island Birders. If you haven’t already renewed for 2023, do so now via this link: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/join-sib/
January activities are highlighted with a book read and two events featuring Pulitzer Prize finalist Scott Weidensaul, author of “A World on the Wing.” For the book read, you can obtain a copy of “A World on the Wing” at Indigo Books, John’s Island Library, Amazon or your favorite place to obtain books (written & audio).
On Sunday, January 22, we’ll have a short “book read.” The discussion/social hour will begin at 4:00 pm. Then at 5:00 pm, Scott Weidensaul will join us on Zoom to talk about his enlightening book. Those who opt to attend in person will meet at the Oyster Catcher Community Center and watch the Zoom presentation together. Others can watch the Zoom at home at 5:00 pm. Register for both the in-person or the virtual event here.
Our Movie Matinee on January 10, at 4:00 pm will be A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds, also featuring Scott Weidensaul. You have the option of being in-person or virtual. The movie may interest you in reading the book, and then attending the January 22, program to hear from Scott live. You can register now. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Here’s a summary of what we’ll learn about from Scott:
Even as scientists make astounding discoveries about the navigational and physiological feats that enable migratory birds to cross immense oceans or fly above the highest mountains, go weeks without sleep or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch, humans have brought many migrants to the brink. Based on his newest book “A World on the Wing,” author and researcher Scott Weidensaul takes you around the globe — with researchers in the lab probing the limits of what migrating birds can do, to the shores of the Yellow Sea in China, the remote mountains of northeastern India where tribal villages saved the greatest gathering of falcons on the planet, and the Mediterranean, where activists and police are battling bird poachers — to learn how people are fighting to understand and save the world’s great bird migrations.
Other activities for January include:
Tuesday January 10: Backyard Birding on Loblolly Lane
Thursday January 12: Bike and Bird to Mingo Point
Monday January 16: Learning Together on Crooked Oaks Golf Course
Thursday January 19:Birding Beyond our Backyard at Pitt Street, Shem’s Creek, and Waterman Park
Saturday January 21: Learning together at Water Treatment Facility
Sunday January 29: Learning Together on North Beach
Tuesday January 31: Birding Beyond our Backyard at Nemours Plantation