Join SIB for Learning Together on North Beach

Learning Together on North BeachMonday October 25, 2021 8:00-11:00AM
Birding on North Beach
Meet: Oyster Catcher Community Parking Lot ( boardwalk #1)

We hope to spot a nice variety of shorebirds as we work our way to the North Beach inlet. We’ll meet in the Property Owners’ beach parking lot at 8:00am. Be sure to bring binoculars, camera, hats, sunscreen, water, and snacks. Of course, you can head back at any time. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance if they are not vaccinated.

If you are not yet a 2021 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. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please register no later than Saturday, October 23,2021. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on the Sunday, October 24th. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

Learning Together-Crooked Oaks Golf Course

Learning Together on Golf Course-Crooked Oaks Golf CourseMonday, October 18, 2021 8:30am-10:30am
Birding on Crooked Oaks Golf Course
Location: Meet at Island House (Golf Course Parking Lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) for ride along the golf course in golf carts.
Max: 20
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

Each Monday one of the Golf Courses is closed, so join us for a morning of birding by RIDING in golf carts for at least 9-holes on Ocean Winds golf course. We expect to see a large variety of birds including Double-crested Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Bald Eagles and other birds of prey. We should also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals and some of the many warbler species. Maybe Great Crested Flycatchers, Mississippi Kites, Eastern Kingbirds or some of our other summer residents may also have arrived.

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars, hats and sunscreen. Water will be provided.

If you are not yet a 2021 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please complete the information below to register no later than Friday October 15, 2021. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Sunday, October 17th.

Heading back to the golf carts so we can travel to the next stopping point. (Jackie Brooks)

Beyond Our Backyard-Fort Lamar Preserve

Monday, October 4,2021
Location: Meet at SI Real Estate Office to Car Pool: 6:30 am
Meet at Fort Lamar: 7:15am (Cathy Miller to meet everyone there)
Max: 12
Cost: free to members, $5 per guest

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Cathy Miller will lead the Seabrook Island birders to a James Island Birding hotspot, Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve, for a trip targeting fall migrants Monday, October 4. Fort Lamar is a small SC Department of Natural Resources preserve that was the location of one of the most significant battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Seccessionville. This site is highly favored by Fall migrants so be prepared for warbler neck. Some advance preparation in the form of neck stretches and review of Fall plumage of warblers is recommended as all eyes are needed when these birds bounce around the canopy above us. Some species that have been seen here during the months of September and October include: Red-eyed vireo, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Black-and-white warbler, Cape May Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, Ovenbird, Blackburnian Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Veery, Warbling Vireo, Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Swainson’s Thrush, Gray-cheeked Thrush. Nothing is guaranteed, of course. But this spot usually reveals its treasures to those who are patient and observant. The eBird list of previous sightings goes on and on.

For those wishing to carpool, we will meet at 6:30 am at Seabrook Island Real Estate. Cathy Miller will meet us at Fort Lamar at 7:15 am. Be sure to bring binoculars, camera, bird guide, hats, sunscreen, water, and snacks. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance if they are not vaccinated. Please be aware that there are no facilities on site and you may want to plan a restroom stop at one of the Harris Teeters (Maybank & Folly Roads or Oak Point & Folly Roads) en route to the preserve.

If you are not yet a 2021 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. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Once you are a member, please register no later than Saturday, October 2,2021. 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.

Learning Together-Crooked Oaks Golf Course

Learning Together on Golf Course-Crooked Oaks Golf CourseMonday, September 27, 2021 8:30am-10:30am
Birding on Crooked Oaks Golf Course
Location: Meet at Island House (Golf Course Parking Lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) for ride along the golf course in golf carts.
Max: 20
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars, hats and sunscreen. Water will be provided.

The Seabrook Island Club closes one course a day each week and allows Seabrook Island Birders to use golf carts to travel the course with our members to bird. Join us for a morning of birding by RIDING in golf carts for at least 9-holes on Crooked Oaks golf course. We expect to see a large variety of birds including Egrets, Herons and birds of prey. We will also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wrens and some of the many warbler species. We can also expect to see Eastern Phoebes, Northern Flickers, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Belted Kingfishers, Double-crested Cormorants, Bald Eagles, and more!

If you are not yet a 2021 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5

Please complete the information below to register no later than Friday September 24,2021. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Sunday, September 26th.

Birding the Ocean Winds Golf Course – Jackie Brooks

Backyard Birding at Palmetto Lake

Tuesday September 21, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Backyard Birding at Palmetto Lake
Location: Meet at the Gatehouse end of Lakehouse Parking Lot
Max: 16
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests

Join SIB to officially say good-bye to Summer as Fall starts on September 22. The recent resurgence of COVID had made many uncomfortable meeting at someone’s home. Therefore we’ll bird in the Lakehouse’s backyard….Palmetto Lake. We plan to walk part way along the path towards the Equestrian Center then hopefully see the “white birds” come in to roost for the evening. The path around Palmetto Lake is wheelchair navigatable and for those walking it will be probably only a quarter of a mile. As we walk along Seabrook Island Road, we hope to see some of our fall warblers such as American Redstart, Yellow Warbler and my favorite Black and White Warbler. We also expect to see a large variety of birds including Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, Herons and birds of prey. If the “white birds” get the invitation, we hope to see Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets and White Ibis roosting for the evening.

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars/cameras, hats and sunscreen. Bug repellent may also be appropriate. Bring your drink of choice to enjoy as the sun sets at 7:18. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance if they are not vaccinated.

If you are not yet a 2021 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. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please register no later than Sunday, September 19. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Monday September 20, the day prior to the trip.

Join SIB for Learning Together on North Beach

Monday September 20, 2021 7:00-9:30 AM
Birding on North Beach
Meet: Oyster Catcher Community Parking Lot ( boardwalk #1)

We hope to spot a nice variety of shorebirds as we work our way to the North Beach inlet. We’ll meet in the Property Owners’ beach parking lot at 7:00am. Be sure to bring binoculars, camera, hats, sunscreen, water, and snacks. Of course, you can head back at any time. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance if they are not vaccinated.

If you are not yet a 2021 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. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please register no later than Saturday, September 18,2021. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on the Sunday, September 19th. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

Learning Together-Ocean Winds Golf Course

Learning Together on Golf Course-Ocean Winds
Monday, August 30,2021 8:30am-10:30am
Birding on Ocean Winds Golf Course
Location: Meet at Island House (Golf Course Parking Lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) for ride along the golf course in golf carts.
Max: 20
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

The Seabrook Island Club closes one course a day each week and allows Seabrook Island Birders to use golf carts to travel the course with our members to bird. Join us for a morning of birding by RIDING in golf carts for at least 9-holes on Ocean Winds golf course. We expect to see a large variety of birds including Egrets, Herons and birds of prey. We will also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wrens and some of the many warbler species. We can also expect to see Eastern Kingbirds, Great-crested Flycatchers, Orchard Orioles, Summer Tanagers, Mississippi Kites and more!

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars, hats and sunscreen. Water will be provided.

If you are not yet a 2021 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please complete the information below to register no later than Friday August 27, 2021. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Sunday, August 29th.

SIB birding from Golf Carts – Jackie Brooks

Learning Together-Camp St. Christopher Conference Center

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Thursday, July 1, 2021 8:00 am- 10:00 am
Birding at Camp St. Christopher
Meet at bus parking lot at St. Christopher
Max: 10
Cost: Voluntary donation to Camp St. Christopher

Explore the lakes, lagoons, paths and slough at St. Christopher. This event will have 1 – 2 miles of walking over uneven terrain. Summer should be in full swing, so we should see all the usual suspects, but will also hopefully get looks at some of our more elusive resident breeding songbirds…Yellow-throated Warbler, Pine Warbler, Northern Parula, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Painted Bunting.

Bring sun block, bug spray, a hat, water and binoculars. Please remember to wear your masks if you are not fully vaccinated. We are asking our attendees to make a voluntary contribution to Camp St. Christopher to help support their efforts during the pandemic.

Please register no later than Tuesday, June 29, 2021. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

Learning Together-Ocean Winds Golf Course

Sunday June 13, 2021 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Birding on Ocean Winds Golf Course
Location: Meet at Island House (Golf Course Parking Lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) for ride along the golf course in golf carts
Max: 24 (If all seats in golf carts are used)
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests – Priority will be given to prior waitlisted & members

Join us for a morning of birding by RIDING in golf carts for at least 9-holes on Ocean Winds golf course. We expect to see a large variety of birds including Double-crested Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Bald Eagles and other birds of prey. We should also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals and some of the many warbler species.

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars/cameras, hats and sunscreen. Water will be provided. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance.

If you are not yet a 2021 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. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please register no later than Friday June 11, 2021. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Saturday June 12, 2021. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

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Beyond Our BackYard-Birding at Kiawah River Development

Sunday, June 6, 2021 8:00am-11:00am
Learning Together at Kiawah River Development
Location: Meet at the “bridge” entering the property
Cost None for members; $5 donation for guests

Another chance to check out birds that can be found on this varied habitat property. We expect to see a large variety of birds including Double-crested Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Osprey and other birds of prey. If we are lucky, we will see an eagle and osprey duel over a fish. We should also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals. We will drive to various locations on the property and then walk for better birding observations. Of course, this also gives us a chance to see this neighboring development.

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars, hats, water and sunscreen.

If you are not yet a 2021 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. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please register no later than Friday June 4, 2021. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Saturday June 5, 2021. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.