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:

  • – 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.
  • – 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,

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Stream: “The Secret and Swampy Lives of Wood Storks”

On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) hosted an in-person evening program featuring Kristina Ramstad, Associate Professor, Vertebrate Biology Department of Biology & Geology at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Nearly fifty SIB members attended the program at the Seabrook Island Lake House and another dozen viewed from the comfort of their homes in four states. Dr. Ramstad shared how emerging technologies are providing windows into many unknown aspects of Wood Stork behavior and population dynamics.

To watch the event, only available until August 13, 2022, watch it on our Seabrook Island Birder YouTube Channel.

Watch: “Birding the Lewis & Clark Trail”

Aija & Ed Konrad – Crater Lake

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!

Did you miss the Zoom meeting on September 23, 2020? You can still enjoy Aija and Ed Konrad’s roller coaster adventure with tales of birds, history and their glorious journey by watching the entire presentation on YouTube below!

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