Thursday May 25, 2023 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Meet on the beach at Boardwalk 9
Cost: Free for members; $10 donation for guests – Priority will be given to prior waitlisted & members
Deveaux Bank Seabird Sanctuary was established to protect significant roosting and nesting habitats of sea and shorebirds. Located at the mouth of the North Edisto River in Charleston County, Deveaux Bank Seabird Sanctuary encompasses approximately 215 acres and is only accessible by boat. As Deveaux has limited access with restrictions, one of the best ways to see the birds is through a spotting scope from Pelican Beach, accessible via boardwalk 9. Sunset is the best time to see large numbers of birds returning to Deveaux for the night so bring your beach chair, favorite sunset beverage, and join us to watch this nightly event. Birds most likely to be seen include Brown Pelicans, Least Terns, Royal Terns, Black Skimmers, Sandwich terns, Laughing Gulls, Willet, and possibly Whimbrel.
As always, be sure to bring your binoculars/cameras, hats and sunscreen. If you want to stay and watch the sunset, be sure to bring a chair. Limited parking available on Seabrook Island Road, beside Boardwalk 9.
If you’re not yet a 2023 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $15 by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. You may bring the form and your dues to the event. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $10.
Please register no later than one day prior to the trip. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on the day before the trip. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.