Sunday, March 5, 2023 7:00am– 4:00 pm
Trip to Bluff Unit National Wildlife Refuge
Location: Meet at SI Real Estate Office to Carpool at 7:00 am
(Meet at 2125 Fort Watson Road, Summerton at 9:00am, the Visitor Center)
Cost: free to members, $10 per guest
Bluff Unit is part of the Santee National Wildlife Refuge located just north of I-95 on Lake Marion. The visitors center is closed but there is a Johnny on the Spot. After birding at the visitor’s center we will head to Wright’s Bluff Nature Trail. There is an overlook on Cantey Bay from which we may see a variety of wintering waterfowl including American Wigeon, Gadwall and Northern Pintail. During our walk through the woods we could see Black and White warblers, Orange-crown warblers and Brown Creepers. In the large open field we may see a variety of sparrows, Eastern Meadowlarks as well as raptors. In the small ponds we should see a variety of ducks.
Expect 3 to 4 miles walk over flat terrain. Bring lunch, plenty to drink, sunscreen and bug spray. You may also want to bring a scope.
If you are not yet a 2023 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/.
Once you are a member, please register no later than March 3, 2023. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the day prior the event.