Enjoy an Late Afternoon Bird Walk with SIB this Thursday

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Double-crested Cormorant – Palmetto Lake – Ed Konrad

Thursday August 16, 2018 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Learning Together at Palmetto Lake
Location: Meet at Lake House Parking Lot
Max: 12
Cost None for members; $5 donation for guests

Join us for a late afternoon to explore the birds around the Lake House and the walks of Palmetto Lake. This walk is considered Handicap Accessible since it will be on the walks around the lake. Bring sun block, bug spray, a hat, water, snacks and binoculars.

Please register no later than Tuesday August 14 , 2018. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the day prior the event.

If you are not yet a 2018 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/.

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Join us Thursday for a Bird Walk on North Beach

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Reddish Egret – North Beach, Seabrook Island – Ed Konrad

It still feels like summer but the birds are already preparing for winter. Is the Reddish Egret still frequenting the far end of the beach? Are the breeding plumages starting to fade? Have the Piping Plovers begun to return to their winter home? Let’s see who is frequenting our beach this August by taking an early morning Learning Together bird walk this Thursday.

Join SIB Executive Committee Members Nancy Brown & Judy Morr for a walk on North Beach in search of seabirds and shorebirds (American Oystercatchers and various Gulls, Terns, Plovers, Sandpipers). Tide will be high and going out which is the perfect time to bird on our beach. Be sure to bring binoculars, camera, hats, sunscreen and water.

Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 am – 10:00 pm
Learning Together at North Beach
Location: Meet at Owners Parking Lot near entrance to Boardwalk 1
Max: 12
Cost None for members; $5 donation for guests

Please register no later than Wednesday August 8, 2018. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the day prior the event.

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact us by sending an email to: SeabrookIslandBirders@gmail.com

If you are not yet a 2018 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/ or we request a $5 donation to SIB.

SIB Events in June

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SIB members and family visitors enjoyed learning about the birds that we see and hear on our golf courses – Andy Brown

SIB has three birding events planned for June and we hope you will consider joining us! Each one has minimal walking as we have two “Backyard Birding” events held at the home of a member and one birding event on the golf course using golf carts.

To learn more about each activity and to register, click on the links below:

June 2018

Also, join our SIB Google Group to receive an email about short-notice bird walks and interesting bird sightings! Last week a few of us took a bike ride to bird the West Ashley Greenway and saw 52 bird species!

Don’t Miss Our Program on May 30th: “Birding Beyond Your Backyard”

Register Now! – It’s only two weeks away!

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Event: Birding Beyond Your Backyard
Date: Wednesday May 30, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm Registration & Social; 7:30 pm Program Starts
Location: Live Oak Hall, Lake House, Seabrook Island, SC
Max: 140
Cost: FREE for members; $5 for guests
Join SIB for $10 and the event is Free!

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Seabrook Island Birders enjoy birding around Palmetto Lake, at Jenkins Point, on North Beach and in our own backyards. Sometimes we have grandkids visiting or want somewhere different to spend an enjoyable day birding but don’t know where to go nearby. Keith McCullough can give us some new ideas.

– What locations do other birders use?
– Is there a specific season best for that area?
– What birds would I have a chance to see?
– How accessible is the birding?
– It’s nature, should I be concerned about bugs during some seasons?
– Do I need a scope to see birds at that area?

Keith McCullough will discuss various “Hot Spots” in the Lowcountry. Keith brings unique experience in this area as he is the Nature Interpretation Coordinator for Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission and regularly leads bird walks at various Charleston County Parks. In addition, he is the Lead Master Naturalist Instructor for Charleston region, the eBird Reviewer for SC Coast and Coastal Plain and a South Carolina Bird Records Committee Member. All this means he spends his days living in the various nature areas in the Lowcountry and is willing to share his knowledge with us.

Join SIB at the Lake House for another fun and informative evening.

To help us plan for the number of chairs, snacks and wine, please let us know you plan to attend by completing this easy registration form.

Register Now For “Birding Beyond Your Backyard” on May 30th!

Event: Birding Beyond Your Backyard
Date:
Wednesday May 30, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm Registration & Social; 7:30 pm Program Starts
Location: Live Oak Hall, Lake House, Seabrook Island, SC
Max: 140
Cost: FREE for members; $5 for guests
Join SIB for $10 and the event is Free!

Register Now!

Seabrook Island Birders enjoy birding around Palmetto Lake, at Jenkins Point, on North Beach and in our own backyards. Sometimes we have grandkids visiting or want somewhere different to spend an enjoyable day birding but don’t know where to go nearby. Keith McCullough can give us some new ideas.

– What locations do other birders use?
– Is there a specific season best for that area?
– What birds would I have a chance to see?
– How accessible is the birding?
– It’s nature, should I be concerned about bugs during some seasons?
– Do I need a scope to see birds at that area?

Keith McCullough will discuss various “Hot Spots” in the Lowcountry. Keith brings unique experience in this area as he is the Nature Interpretation Coordinator for Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission and regularly leads bird walks at various Charleston County Parks. In addition, he is the Lead Master Naturalist Instructor for Charleston region, the eBird Reviewer for SC Coast and Coastal Plain and a South Carolina Bird Records Committee Member. All this means he spends his days living in the various nature areas in the Lowcountry and is willing to share his knowledge with us.

Join SIB at the Lake House for another fun and informative evening.

To help us plan for the number of chairs, snacks and wine, please let us know you plan to attend by completing this easy registration form.

SIB Celebrates Global Big Day May 5, 2018

(Artwork by Luke Seitz)

Hello Seabrook Island Birders,

It’s that time of year again! Global Big Day is this Saturday May 5th and we hope you will join us!

Last year’s Global Big Day featured more than 20,000 people across 162 countries, collectively reporting 6,637 species of birds—more than 60% of the world’s bird diversity. This May, you can be a part of the fun again. All you have to do is spend a few minutes birding, and eBird what you find.

If you are on Seabrook Island this Saturday, consider joining one or both of our planned events – sign up below:

And no matter where you plan to be on Saturday, here are three quick ways to have the most fun:

  1. “Scout” your birding spots for 5 May. Finding where the birds are ahead of time makes the big day birding more fun, and also gives you more chances to be out enjoying birds. Perfect. Learn how to use eBird to find birds. 
  2. Use eBird Mobile. eBird’s free data-entry app takes the time out of data entry, with tools like Quick Entry that mean you have less time with your face in a notebook and more time birding. Try eBird Mobile.
  3. Get a friend involved. Perhaps this is a good birding buddy, or someone who has never been birding before. Make it a friendly competition, or join forces as a Global Big Day team, and put your marker on the global participation map. Share on social media using #GlobalBigDay. Check out the Facebook event.

No matter what you do, have a great time, enjoy the birds around you, and let us know what you find! We’re excited to see what we can achieve together on Global Big Day!

Sign up for April Bird Walks with SIB

Meet new and “old” friends while learning about the birds of our island and the Lowcountry by joining us on a bird walk.  Walks are generally two hours in length with varying degrees of walking.  This month, our “walks” include birding on the deck of Carol King for a “Backyard Birding” of Cap’n Sam’s Inlet.  Next we have a walk around Palmetto Lake behind the Lake House and then the Horse Pastures in celebration of Earth Day (about 1 mile).  Finally, we will use golf carts to travel on Ocean Winds Golf Course so it is accessible for all!

We welcome birders of all levels!

To learn more about each activity and to register, click on the links below:

April 2018

Keep watch on our Calendar as we continue to add activities for our members!

Also, join our SIB Google Group to receive an email about short-notice bird walks and interesting bird sightings!

Events are free for members and $5 for guests. If you are not yet a 2018 SIB member, you may first become a member by following the instructions here.