September Virtual Movie Matinee Series

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The weather is beginning to cool and fall is on its way. With the need to still social distance, SIB will continue our “Virtual Movie Matinee” series using Zoom through the fall! Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in September. And the best part is you don’t even have to be on Seabrook Island to join!

Once you register, we will send you a link the day prior to each event to allow you to access our Zoom live video. We will open each event with introductions and a little social time, watch the show together (generally an hour), and finish with a short discussion to get your feedback and answer questions.

Sign up for one or both here and then plan to get comfy in your favorite chair with snacks and beverages of your choice to enjoy our gathering!

Plight of the Grassland Birds on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm

From the fields of New England and Canada to the vast plains of Montana to the deserts of Mexico, grassland birds are losing their habitats at an alarming rate.Host Will Lange explores efforts to protect the birds and their habitats. Watch the trailer here.

Journey of the Broad-winged Hawk on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Every year, thousands of broad-winged hawks embark on a treacherous flight from New Hampshire to South America. JOURNEY OF THE BROAD-WINGED HAWK follows the raptors’ two-month, 4,500-mile migration from New Hampshire, over an Appalachian flyway in Pennsylvania, over Corpus Christi, Texas, and ending in the rainforests of Ecuador and the Maquipucunu Reserve. Along the way, people and communities follow and celebrate the hawks’ journey. Host Willem Lange traces the migratory route of these magnificent birds from the White Mountains to the Andes of Ecuador, and shares the stories of those who witness this wonder of nature. Watch the trailer here.

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Zoom with SIB for our September Virtual Events

Fall is approaching, but we sure hope we can avoid the hurricanes this year! However, now with Seabrook Island Birder (SIB) virtual programs, not only can we still be active while social distancing, we might even be able to hold the events if we are visited by bad weather.

Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) has scheduled another two “Virtual Movie Matinees” and an Evening Program using Zoom during the month of September!  And the best part is you don’t even have to be on Seabrook Island to join!

Once you register, we will send you a link the day prior to each event to allow you to access our Zoom live video. We will open each event with introductions and a little social time, watch the  movie or presentation together (generally an hour), and finish with a short discussion to get your feedback and answer questions.

Sign up for one, two or all three of our events, then plan to get comfy in your favorite chair with snacks and beverages of your choice to enjoy our gathering!

Plight of the Grassland Birds
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm

From the fields of New England and Canada to the vast plains of Montana to the deserts of Mexico, grassland birds are losing their habitats at an alarming rate.Host Will Lange explores efforts to protect the birds and their habitats. Watch the trailer here.

Journey of the Broad-winged Hawk
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Every year, thousands of broad-winged hawks embark on a treacherous flight from New Hampshire to South America. JOURNEY OF THE BROAD-WINGED HAWK follows the raptors’ two-month, 4,500-mile migration from New Hampshire, over an Appalachian flyway in Pennsylvania, over Corpus Christi, Texas, and ending in the rainforests of Ecuador and the Maquipucunu Reserve. Along the way, people and communities follow and celebrate the hawks’ journey. Host Willem Lange traces the migratory route of these magnificent birds from the White Mountains to the Andes of Ecuador, and shares the stories of those who witness this wonder of nature. Watch the trailer here.

Program: Birding the Lewis and Clark Trail
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:00 – 8:30 pm

What happens when an avid birdwatcher and her photographer, who’s also a history buff, go on a 28-day road trip from Atlanta to the Oregon coast…tracing, birding, photographing the route of the Lewis and Clark 1803-1806 Corps of Discovery Expedition … 8,900 miles, 17 states, 269000 hotel points, countless birding adventures, and incredible scenery and history!

Join us for Aija and Ed Konrad’s roller coaster adventure with tales of birds, history and their glorious journey.

Join SIB for our August Virtual Events

With the heat of the summer and the need to still social distance, Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) has scheduled two “Virtual Movie Matinees” and an Evening Program using Zoom during the month of August!  And the best part is you don’t even have to be on Seabrook Island to join!

Once you register, we will send you a link the day prior to each event to allow you to access our Zoom live video. We will open each event with introductions and a little social time, watch the  show together (generally an hour), and finish with a short discussion to get your feedback and answer questions.

Sign up for one, two or all three of our events, then plan to get comfy in your favorite chair with snacks and beverages of your choice to enjoy our gathering!

Movie Matinee: The Saga of the White Tailed Eagle on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm

The sea eagle was once widespread throughout almost all of Europe and graced the coats of arms of many different countries. During the 19th and 20th centuries it was driven to the brink of extinction by hunting, the increased use of pesticides and the destruction of its habitat. This touching animal drama recounts the true life story of one individual bird, observed over the course of a year. Beginning with its birth in a lowland forest in Central Europe the film team follows the eagle’s first outing with its brothers and sisters and subsequent distant migrations to places as far away as Scandinavia. Finally it chronicles its dramatic lead poisoning, recovery and resettlement in a nature reserve.

Evening Program: Seabrook Island Shorebirds on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Do you enjoy going to the beach to watch birds but then find yourself frustrated with trying to identify the small shorebirds that run along the edge of the surf? Join this special “virtual” program, with Naturalist Bob Mercer, to learn about the shorebirds that call our island home. He will provide you with simple clues to help you learn the very challenging sandpipers and plovers often seen on our beach, and then give you a chance to practice your new identification skills during our program.

Movie Matinee: Owl’s Odyssey on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm

A female barn-owl’s home is demolished and she seeks a new place to live. Flying through forests and grasslands, she meets common owl species in Central Europe, some she can co-exist with, others she must shun. This documentary is a beautiful display of what owls mean to humans; how they fly and hunt; why they’ve been associated with death. The owl finally finds a new home, as the guest of a barn owl family, in time to see the new clutch of young following their mother on their first majestic flight.

Watch the trailer here.

REMINDER: Summer Virtual Movie Matinee Series

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If you would like to join us for any of Seabrook Island Birder’s “Virtual Movie Matinees” you must REGISTER to attend. Then we will email you the Zoom link the day prior to the event. The first move, Beak & Brain – Genius Birds from Down Under is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Continue reading “REMINDER: Summer Virtual Movie Matinee Series”

Virtual Movie Matinee: Dancing with the Birds

Join us to Watch: Dancing with the Birds
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Dancing with the Birds is a 2019 documentary film directed by Huw Cordey and narrated by Stephen Fry. The premise revolves around exotic birds doing mating rituals, either by dancing or creating nests with the right decorations.

As we are still limited in conducting in-person group activities, we are offering our third “Virtual Movie Matinee” using Zoom! And the best part is you don’t even have to be on Seabrook Island to join and it is FREE!

Once you register, we will send you a link the day prior to the event to allow you to access our Zoom live video. We will open each event with introductions and a little social time, watch the hour long show together, and finish with a short discussion to get your feedback and answer questions.

Sign up, then plan to get comfy in your favorite chair with snacks and beverages of your choice to enjoy our gathering!

This event is free, but if you are not a SIB member, we invite you to join for only $10/person/year. Visit our website for more information about how to join.

Join SIB for VIRTUAL Movie Matinee: Animal Homes: The Nest

Last week we had nine Seabrook Island Birder members sign up to attend our first virtual movie matinee.  We have another planned for this Tuesday afternoon on a topic we will be featuring over the next several weeks:  The Nest! Register to join us from any location with a computer, tablet or phone to join this hour long program.

We will send you a link to allow you secure access the morning of the event. We will open each event with introductions, watch the hour long show together, and finish with a short discussion to get your feedback and answer questions.

Sign up by clicking here and then plan to get comfy in your favorite chair with snacks and beverages of your choice to enjoy our gathering! And we hope you will also register to join SIB’s first Virtual Evening Program on June 3 at 6:30 pm, featuring Audubon South Carolina as they discuss the nesting habits of birds specific to Seabrook Island!

Tuesday May 19, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Animal Homes: The Nest: Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from a diversity of materials, including fur, grasses, leaves, mosses, sticks and twigs, bones, wool, mud and spider silk. Quite a few contain man-made materials — twine, bits of wire, even plastic bags. Each is a work of art, built with just a beak! All over the world, birds in the wild arrive at diverse nesting grounds to collect, compete for, reject, steal and begin to build with carefully selected materials, crafting homes for the task of protecting their eggs and raising their young.

Join SIB for VIRTUAL Movie Matinees

I don’t know about you, but I miss seeing all my Seabrook Island Birder friends! Since we are still limited in conducted in-person group activities, we thought we’d try offering our “Movie Matinees” using Zoom! And the beauty is you don’t even have to be on Seabrook Island to join!

Many of you by now have either heard about or even used Zoom as a way to communicate with family and friends. I’ve been using Zoom for a couple months for family “reunions,” board meetings, cooking lessons with our nieces and taking on-line classes with our nieces.

SIB wants to connect with our members, and we will start with offering two Movie Matinees. Please let us know if you are interested for either or both. We will send you a link to allow you access the day prior to the event. We will open each event with introductions, watch the hour long show together, and finish with a short discussion to get your feedback and answer questions.

Sign up by clicking here and then plan to get comfy in your favorite chair with snacks and beverages of your choice to enjoy our gathering!

Tuesday May 12, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Saving Songbirds: Songbirds fly in and out of our lives, enchanting us with their colorful plumage and melodies. Warblers, orioles and bobolinks – these perching birds are familiar sights to New Englanders. But the population of many songbird species is plummeting, and the birds face serious threats to their survival. Join Willem Lange as he takes us from New England to Costa Rica and Jamaica to meet these colorful and melodic migratory birds and the people who are dedicated to SAVING SONGBIRDS.

Tuesday May 19, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Animal Homes: The Nest: Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from a diversity of materials, including fur, grasses, leaves, mosses, sticks and twigs, bones, wool, mud and spider silk. Quite a few contain man-made materials — twine, bits of wire, even plastic bags. Each is a work of art, built with just a beak! All over the world, birds in the wild arrive at diverse nesting grounds to collect, compete for, reject, steal and begin to build with carefully selected materials, crafting homes for the task of protecting their eggs and raising their young.

Watch “SIB’s Movie Matinees” from the Comfort of your Home

In light of our new life of social distancing, Seabrook Island Birders wants to share some of our previously shown “SIB Movie Matinees” which you can watch from the comfort of your home. The first two films were shown last month, as the Red Knots began arriving for the annual visit to Seabrook Island.

The first, “Crash: A Tale of Two Species,” premiered on PBS Nature in 2008. It is the story of the fabric of life, and how every species is interconnected – each one important, no matter how big or small. At its center is the humble horseshoe crab, a creature which has remained virtually unchanged for 350 million years. Its annual spring spawning produces millions of eggs that are the lifeline for a tiny bird called the Red Knot, which migrates 10,000 miles from South America to the Arctic each year. Scientific and medical communities have discovered that the crab also provides an indispensable testing agent for drugs and vaccines, as well as resources for human optics and burn treatment. But horseshoe crab numbers are plummeting from their new use as bait for the fishing industry, dropping by two-thirds or more since 1990. And the precious pyramid depending on this age-old creature is about to come crashing down. To view the hour-long program, click play below:

PBS Nature: Crash: A Tale of Two Species

The second video “Birds of May”, filmed in May 2016 on the beaches of the Delaware Bay, is filmmaker Jared Flesher’s ode to the natural spectacle of the Red Knot’s annual visit. It’s also an examination of potential new threats to Red Knot survival. Not everyone is sure that expanded oyster farming and Red Knots can happily coexist. Against the scenic backdrop of the bay, Flesher interviews both oyster farmers and the shorebird biologists who fear that an oyster farming boom here could push the rufa Red Knot closer to extinction. To view the 27 minute film, click below:

Birds of May

SIB Movie Matinee Double Feature: “Crash: A Tale of Two Species” and “Birds of May- Documentary about Red Knots”

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SIB will continue its movie matinees this spring with two documentaries.

 

The first, “Crash: A Tale of Two Species” is the story of the fabric of life, and how every species is interconnected – each one important, no matter how big or small. At its center is the humble horseshoe crab, a creature which has remained virtually unchanged for 350 million years. Its annual spring spawning produces millions of eggs that are the lifeline for a tiny bird called the Red Knot, which migrates 10,000 miles from South America to the Arctic each year. Scientific and medical communities have discovered that the crab also provides an indispensable testing agent for drugs and vaccines, as well as resources for human optics and burn treatment. But horseshoe crab numbers are plummeting from their new use as bait for the fishing industry, dropping by two-thirds or more since 1990. And the precious pyramid depending on this age-old creature is about to come crashing down. To view the trailer, click here.

Second will be “Birds of May”. Filmed in May 2016 on the beaches of the Delaware Bay, is filmmaker Jared Flesher’s ode to the natural spectacle of the Red Knot’s annual visit. It’s also an examination of potential new threats to Red Knot survival. Not everyone is sure that expanded oyster farming and Red Knots can happily coexist. Against the scenic backdrop of the bay, Flesher interviews both oyster farmers and the shorebird biologists who fear that an oyster farming boom here could push the rufa Red Knot closer to extinction. To view the trailer, click here.

SIB will provide the popcorn and snacks! You can bring pillows to make the chairs more comfy and BYOB. Please sign up to join us for an afternoon at the movies!

Monday Thursday, March 5, 2020 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center
Max: 30
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

If you are not yet a 2020 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. Otherwise you may pay a $5 Guest Fee.

Once you are a member, please complete the information below to register no later than Tuesday, March 3, 2020. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Wednesday, March 4th.

Join SIB for Movie Matinee-Fly Away Home

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SIB will continue its movie matinees this spring starting with the movie, “Fly Away Home”.

The soaring adventure of a 13-year-old girl and her estranged father, who learn what family is all about when they adopt an orphaned flock of geese and teach them to fly! (1996)

SIB will provide the popcorn and snacks! You can bring pillows to make the chairs more comfy and BYOB. Please sign up to join us for an afternoon at the movies!

Thursday, January 30th 4:15 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center
Max: 30
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

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