Watch: SIB Launched 2023 with Worldwide Bird Migration, author, naturalist and ornithologist 

Scott Weidensaul was the guest speaker, via Zoom from his home in New Hampshire, at the first gathering of Seabrook Island Birders for 2023.  We met at the Oyster Catcher Community Center for some social time and discussed his book “A World on the Wing” published in 2021. We had 37 people present in-person and  21 via Zoom. Scott joined early enough to hear Bob Mercer update us on the activities of our own Shorebird Steward Program and then he presented a 50 minute program on worldwide bird migration. This was followed by questions on the use of technology in monitoring migration, the physiological changes in birds around migration and if there will be information gathered that can be applied to human medicine, and whether we understand how a young bird learns to migrate. 

Scott is a naturalist and ornithologist involved in many projects researching bird migration.  He is also a writer, having published many books and articles on birds and the migratory process.  The recording of the program is available on our YouTube Channel for one month if you are interested in viewing it.  If you prefer, SIB will feature Scott’s presentation during our next Movie Matinee (only virtual) at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Register to watch it with us on Zoom.

During the program, Scott Weidensaul mentioned a few websites you may want to explore:

  • www.motus.org – The Motus Wildlife Tracking System (Motus) is an international collaborative research network that uses coordinated automated radio telemetry to facilitate research and education on the ecology and conservation of migratory animals. Motus is a program of Birds Canada in partnership with collaborating researchers and organizations.
  • https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/ – Dedicated to the study and research of the movement of Snowy Owls

Additional information on Scott, his prior publications, interviews and his current activities is available on his website, scottweidensaul.com.

Join Seabrook Island Birders and be the first to know about our upcoming programs and activities, seabrookislandbirders.org.

Change of Plans! Join us for Woodpeckers: The Hole Story

January Movie – Register Here

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the movie has been changed. If you already signed up, no need to register. If you no longer wish to attend, drop us an email at: seabrookislandbirders@gmail.com

Woodpeckers: The Hole Story
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 4:00 pm (In Person & Zoom)
Location: Zoom & Oystercatcher Community Center

Get an intimate look at what makes woodpeckers so special. Explore their unique abilities and intimate stories from around the world. Narrated by Paul Giamatti.

Watch the Trailer: https://www.pbs.org/video/about-woodpeckers-hole-story/

Join In-Person or Virtually for SIB’s January Movie Matinee

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Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) hosts Movie Matinees each month on the second Tuesday at 4pm. The events are now being held both in-person and virtually.

Please register for each event to let us know how you want to attend.  After you register, you will receive an automatic confirmation with a link for Zoom, which will be resent the day of the event.  If you requested to attend in person, you will receive a email reminder the day prior the event.  Please let us know if you need to cancel.  Water and snacks will be provided at in-person events.  Feel free to bring your own beverage.

January Movie – Register Here

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 4:00 pm (In Person & Zoom)
Location: Zoom & Oystercatcher Community Center

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.

This is a recorded program hosted by the sponsors of the Space Coast Birding Festival. We hope you will also join SIB members as we encourage you to read “A World on the Wing” and join us as we host Scott Weidensaul on Sunday, January 22, 2023.  Our guest will join via Zoom, and you will have a choice to be in person with other SIB members or joining on Zoom.  Registration for this event coming soon!

Watch the Trailer: not available

In Person SIB Movie Matinees Return: Hummingbirds

Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) plans to continue our Movie Matinees each month on the second Tuesday at 4pm. 

Please register if 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.

We will also offer in-person event held at the Oystercatcher Community Center on Seabrook Island. Please indicate on your registration you plan to attend in-person and we will confirm with you two days before the event.

December Movie – Register Here

Hummingbirds
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 4:00-5:00 pm

Location: Zoom & Oystercatcher Community Center

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 Movie Matinee Returns: Birds of the Gods

Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) will host a virtual Zoom Movie Matinee next Tuesday, November 8, at 4pm. 

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

We plan to return to an in-person option to be held at the Oystercatcher Community Center in December. Watch for news about this at the beginning of next month.

November Movie – Register Here

Birds of the Gods
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 4:00-5:00 pm
Location: Zoom

Living in the depths of the New Guinean rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty. To find these birds in New Guinea is not easy, and to witness their extraordinary mating displays is even tougher. David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film these Birds of Paradise; the holy grail of wildlife filmmakers.

Watch the Trailer: 
https://www.pbs.org/video/nature-birds-of-the-gods-2/

Movie Matinees to Return!

Hello all bird movie fans! After a seven month movie matinee hiatus, SIB is ready to begin showing Movie Matinees!

  • The first movie will be a virtual movie using Zoom on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 4 pm.
  • The second movie, Tuesday, December 13, 2022, will be a hybrid showing, meaning we will show the movie virtually on Zoom but we will also have an in-person option at the Oystercatcher Community Center on Seabrook Island, SC.

Now we need your help!!!

We are looking for several volunteers to make this happen. You don’t have to have any special skills, just a willingness to give your time and take on some of the responsibilities listed below:

  • All Volunteers
    • Participate in selection of the movies
    • Determine the Movie Matinee schedule for 2023
  • Virtual Volunteers
    • Operate the Zoom portion including sharing the videos
    • Introduce the movie and host the event
  • In Person Volunteers
    • Pick up and return key for Oystercatcher Community Center
    • Set up and take down chairs
    • Set up hospitality station
    • Set up a computer to view movie on the TV screens
    • Co-host the event

Please let us know if you have questions or are interested to join our SIB Movie Matinee team by sending us an email using the button below. Thank you!!!

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

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 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

SIB Movie Matinee: Migrating Birds: Scouts of Distant Worlds

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

With the increased number of Covid-19 cases, we will continue to show movies virtually via Zoom until further notice. We may add an in-person option when Covid cases subside.

Please register for each event you would like to attend. You will receive an automatic confirmation with your link for Zoom. It will be resent the day of the event. If an event will be held in-person, you will receive confirmation with the appropriate instructions the day prior to the event.

March Movie – Register Here

Migrating Birds: Scouts of Distant Worlds
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 4:00-5:45 pm

Location: Zoom & TBD In-person

Scientists have long wondered: why do birds go through the hardships of migration year after year? Today, they face special challenges. Billions perish every year while migrating, dying of hunger, thirst, exhaustion and environmental poisons.

Watch the Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi3779312409

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