SIB’s Article for the June The Seabrooker

In case you don’t receive it, or haven’t had a chance to read it yet, we hope you will enjoy The Seabrooker’s June 2022 SIB article. Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) contributed a full page article on Page 4! The stories this month feature:

The Science of Bird Feathers – Learn more about what makes the features most of us see when looking at birds. Also see the announcement for SIB’s July evening program.

Thanks to author Mary Wild and photographer Ed Konrad. Ed also serves as our graphic designer!

SIB Movie Matinee: Bird vs. Plane: Miracle on the Hudson

Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) hosts Movie Matinees each month on the second Tuesday at 4pm. 

Please register for each event you would like to attend. You will receive an automatic confirmation with a link for Zoom. It will be resent the day of the event.

If there is enough interest, we will add an in-person option to be held at the Oystercatcher Community Center. Please indicate on your registration you would like in-person and we will confirm with you two days before the event

June Movie – Register Here

Bird vs. Plane: Miracle on the Hudson
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 4:00-5:00 pm

Location: Zoom & TBD In-person

US Airways Flight 1549 is about two minutes into its journey from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2009 when bird strikes to both engines cripple the plane. What results is an emergency landing on the Hudson River that astonishes the world and shines a light on a growing problem affecting our increasingly busy skies. Follow a team of forensic ornithologists and discover the remarkable research being conducted to solve the bird strike problem.

Watch the Trailer: https://vimeo.com/310776148

Watch: “Busy Beaches After Red Knots:  Supporting Our Nesting Shorebirds”

Abby Sterling, PhD

The Kiawah Island Shorebird Stewardship Program, lead by Bette Popillo, is hosting an upcoming Zoom presentation on Tuesday May 10th at 5:30 pm and would like to invite all Seabrook Island Birder (SIB) members to watch a fabulous presenter, Abby Sterling.  For those of you who don’t know who Abby Sterling is, she is a shorebird biologist and is the director of the Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative.

The title of Abby Sterling’s talk is: “Busy Beaches After Red Knots:  Supporting Our Nesting Shorebirds”

A brief description of her talk:  

As the last of our Red Knots and other Arctic nesting shorebirds depart at the end of May, the beaches can feel a bit empty.  But, tucked above the wrack line and in the dunes, drama continues to unfold.  Nesting Wilson’s Plovers and American Oystercatchers are overcoming a host of challenges to successfully incubate eggs and raise chicks.  These species are both of high conservation concern, and our actions can have a significant impact on their ability to raise their offspring.  Learn more about the secret lives of the beach nesting shorebirds that depend on our backyards, and simple steps that we can take to help them succeed.

When: May 10, 2022 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86249136507

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***The presentation will also be recorded.***

SIB’s Article for the May The Seabrooker

In case you don’t receive it, or haven’t had a chance to read it yet, we hope you will enjoy The Seabrooker’s May 2022 SIB article. Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) contributed a full page article on Page 4! The stories this month feature:

Warblers…Spring Joy for Birders – Learn about the variety of warblers seen in the spring on Seabrook Island and elsewhere. Also see an update on our Shorebird Stewards.

Thanks again to author Aija Konrad and photographer Ed Konrad. Ed also serves as our graphic designer!

SIB Movie Matinee: Hummingbirds

Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) hosts Movie Matinees each month on the second Tuesday at 4pm. 

Please register for each event you would like to attend. You will receive an automatic confirmation with a link for Zoom. It will be resent the day of the event.

If there is enough interest, we will add an in-person option to be held at the Oystercatcher Community Center. Please indicate on your registration you would like in-person and we will confirm with you two days before the event

May Movie – Register Here

Hummingbirds
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 4:00-5:00 pm

Location: Zoom & TBD In-person

David Attenborough takes us into the remarkable lives of hummingbirds via stunning slow motion photography. Everything about these tiny birds is superb and extreme. They have the highest metabolism, fastest heart beat and most rapid wing beat in the avian world. They evolved to feed on flowering plants but are now a crucial part of wider ecosystems. How do they mate, raise their young, and live? (2013)

Watch the Trailer: Hummingbird Trailer

SIB’s Article for the April The Seabrooker

In case you don’t receive it, or haven’t had a chance to read it yet, we hope you will enjoy The Seabrooker’s April 2022 SIB article. Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) contributed a full page article on Page 4! The stories this month feature:

What’s For Lunch? – Learn about the variety of things our local birds eat with pictures from SIB members.

Thanks again to author Ed Konrad and photographers Glen Cox, Ed Konrad, Susan Markhum, Bob Mercer, Dean Morr, Patricia Schaefer and David Woodman for their contributions this month. Ed also serves as our graphic designer!

SIB Movie Matinee: Penquin Bloom

Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) hosts Movie Matinees each month on the second Tuesday at 4pm. 

Please register for each event you would like to attend. You will receive an automatic confirmation with a link for Zoom. It will be resent the day of the event.

If there is enough interest, we will add an in-person option to be held at the Oystercatcher Community Center. Please indicate on your registration you would like in-person and we will confirm with you two days before the event

April Movie – Register Here

Penquin Bloom
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 4:00-5:45 pm

Location: Zoom & TBD In-person

As a mom copes with the aftermath of a harrowing accident, she finds inspiration from an injured magpie taken in by her family. Based on a true story

Watch the Trailer: https://youtu.be/q7eZEZHRrVg

Talkin’ Birds

Although I love technology, I only recently discovered podcasts. I had always thought of myself as a visual learner and I’ve was never been much of a “book” reader. But during the pandemic, Flo finally convinced me to try listening to books. Then I started “reading” (listening) to books with our two younger nephews during their summer vacation. That led to me listening to books, which finally led to me listening to podcasts.

As Joleen Ardaiolo reported in her Seabrook Island Birder blog three years ago, “Talkin’ Birds, featuring Ray Brown, is actually an interactive weekly radio show that started broadcasting from WATD, a local radio station in Massachusetts 716 episodes ago and is now carried by many other stations. The radio broadcast is later offered as a podcast. This folksy show has features like “Birds in the News”, “Bird Word of the Week” or, my personal favorite, the “Mystery Bird Contest.” Segments are separated by quirky short musical interludes that add to the fun. The show also spotlights the “Conservation Salute of the Week” and is often promoting environmental protection initiatives.”

Talkin’ Birds has become one of my “don’t miss” weekly podcasts! I was excited to learn I could become one of their Ambassadors, a person who shares the word about this program! What better way to share information about this fabulous bird related radio show / podcast than our SIB blog and website! Yesterday, episode #877 aired and Ray even gave us a “shout-out,” mentioning our migrating Red Knots and visiting Whimbrels! The show featured the Saltmarsh Sparrow, the Brant and shared information about using bird nest boxes. You will have to listen to it yourself to know the answer to this week’s mystery bird contest!

There are many ways you can listen to Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds:

  • Live online every Sunday at 9:30 am eastern via livestream
  • Find a radio station for delayed broadcast (mostly New England states)
  • Find the latest or archived shows.
  • And learn how to listen as a podcast.

So take a listen and I hope to hear many of you on-air as you take a guess on a future “Mystery Bird Contest.”

Visit our website to find links to this and other great birding podcasts!

Are you a Social Media Junkie?

There are many debates about the benefits and downsides of social media, but certainly it can be a great way for anyone to stay connected with people, organization and even topics.

Did you know you can find Seabrook Island Birders on social media? We are still learning how to best present content to our audience, so if you want to help us, please let us know!

Here is how you can find us! Follow us on … 

Of course, you can also visit our website at: seabrookislandbirders.org

And to reach us, send us an email at:  seabrookislandbirders@gmail.com     

SIB’s Article for the March The Seabrooker

In case you don’t receive it, or haven’t had a chance to read it yet, we hope you will enjoy The Seabrooker’s March 2022 SIB article. Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) contributed a full page on the left side of the centerfold! The stories this month feature:

Science on the Beach – Learn how our local citizen scientists are helping track migrating birds on our beach.

Thanks again to author Bob Mercer and photographers Ed Konrad, Bob Mercer and Mark Andrews for their contributions this month. Ed also serves as our graphic designer!

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