Join SIB for Bird Bingo & Game Night!

Event: Annual Bird Bingo & Game Night
Date: Friday November 8, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm Registration & Social
6:00 pm Program Starts
Location: Live Oak Hall, Lake House, Seabrook Island, SC
Max: 80
Cost: FREE for members; $5 for guests – Join SIB for $10 and the event is Free!

Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) invites members and guests to join us to celebrate our 4th Anniversary at our “Annual Bird Bingo & Game Night.” We will socialize as we eat, drink and be merry playing Bingo and trivia games during a fun-for-all evening!

SIB will provide beverages including wine, water and coffee. Otherwise you can BYOB and we’ll provide ice and cups. SIB’s Executive Committee will also provide an entree with sides, we just ask all participants to sign up to bring either a heavy hors d’oeuvre or dessert. RSVP below no later than November 5, so we know how much food & wine to purchase and tables to set.

If you are already a member, we hope you will bring cash or a check book to renew your 2020 SIB membership for $10/person at the door. Not a member of SIB yet? Join that evening and your $10 membership will not expire until the end of 2020. Guests are welcome for a $5 donation.

Don’t miss this chance to have a fun filled evening with our flock of Seabrook Island Birders!

RSVP TODAY!

Join us Saturday to Bird “Beyond our Backyard” at Bear Island/Donnelly WMA

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Date: Saturday October 26, 2019 6:00 am– 2:00 pm (sunrise 7:30am)
Activity: Trip to Bear Island & Donnelly WMA
Location: Meet at SI Real Estate Office to Car Pool
Max: 12
Cost: free to members, $5 per guest

If you have never been to Bear Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) or to Donnelly WMA, you won’t want to miss this opportunity – it’s well worth the 60-mile one-way trip! Part of the ACE Basin, this area is perfect habitat for birds with ponds, rivers, salt marsh, freshwater marsh, mudflats mixed pine-hardwood forest and farmland. Most of the birding is done by car with stops to get out and take short walks for viewing. Bear Island closes for hunting from November 1 – February 9 each year, so this is the last chance to visit before spring. We hope the winter waterfowl will have returned including the Tundra Swan. Each person should bring their own lunch, snacks and beverages, as there are no restaurants in the area. Also be sure to bring sun block, bug spray, a hat, binoculars, camera and a scope if you have one.

Please register no later than Thursday October 24, 2019. 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 2019 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.

Join SIB for Birding on Crooked Oaks Golf Course

Register today to bird with SIB on Crooked Oaks

Monday, October 14, 2019 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Meet at Island House (Golf Course Parking Lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) for ride along the golf course in golf carts.
Max: 30
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

Each Monday one of the Golf Courses is closed, so join us for a morning of birding by RIDING in golf carts on Crooked Oaks golf course. We expect to see a large variety of birds including Double-crested Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Bald Eagles and other birds of prey. We should also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals and some of the many warbler species. Even some fall migrants might be seen and possibly our wintering residents.

As Learning Together on the Golf Course always, be sure to bring your binoculars, hats and sunscreen. Water will be provided.

If you are not yet a 2019 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Register no later than Friday, October 11, 2019. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Saturday, October 12.

Join SIB for Fall Migration Birding at Camp St. Christopher

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 8am-11am
Fall Migration @ St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center 
Location: Meet at the Bus Parking Lot at St. Christopher
Cost : No fee for members; Non-members=$5
Max: 20

American Redstart (male) – Ed Konrad

Explore the lakes, lagoons, paths and slough at Camp St. Christopher. This event will have 1 – 2 miles of walking over uneven terrain. Fall migration should be in full swing, so we should see all the usual suspects, but will also hopefully get looks at a few migrant warblers (Louisiana Waterthrush, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Black-Throated Blue), Scarlet Tanagers and Blue Grosbeaks.

Bring sun block, bug spray, a hat, water and binoculars.

If you are not yet a 2019 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. You may bring your membership fee to the event.  Or, if you prefer, you can attend as a guest for $5.

Register today!

Final Reminder: Join us September 25th for “Backyard Birding on Seabrook Island”

We hope to see you at our event this Wednesday evening! Please let us know you are planning to attend so we can be sure to have enough beverages (wine) and snacks! This will be a great chance to learn about our local backyard birds! The event is FREE for members, and only $5 for non-members.

SIGN UP TODAY

Backyard birding is a hobby enjoyed by tens of millions of Americans. In fact, when the more serious birders are asked how they got involved in the hobby, nearly every one says it started by watching the birds in their yard as either a child or an adult. Here on Seabrook Island, we have the perfect habitat for birds to enjoy our yards and we want to make sure everyone who wants can enjoy this wonderful hobby! If you like, it can be done year round by people of all abilities!

During our program, we will talk about the various types of food and feeders loved by our common backyard birds on Seabrook Island. We will then help you identify these common birds, including showing photos of varying plumage, what time of year they reside on our island, what they eat, where they are commonly seen if not in your backyard and other interesting tidbits. At the end of the program, you may even decide you are ready become a citizen scientist and sign up to participate in Project FeederWatch, a program run by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada.

Date: Wednesday September 25, 2019

Registration & Social: 7:00 pm
Program Starts:  7:30 pm
Location:  Live Oak Hall at the Lake House on Seabrook Island
Fee:  Members Free and Guests $5

SIB will provide beverages including wine and coffee.  We ask everyone to RSVP no later than September 23, 2019 so we will know how much wine to purchase and how many chairs to set up.

For only $10, you may join or renew your 2019 SIB membership the night of the event.

Don’t miss this chance to have another fun filled evening with our flock of Seabrook Island Birders!

Learn how to join SIB 

Contact us if you have questions:   SeabrookIslandBirders@gmail.com

Sign up for our September 25th Program: “Backyard Birding on Seabrook Island”

We hope everyone has returned home to Seabrook following the excitement from Dorian last week. In case you missed this notice, we wanted to remind you to sign up for our next evening SIB event on September 25, 2019.

SIGN UP TODAY

Backyard birding is a hobby enjoyed by tens of millions of Americans. In fact, when the more serious birders are asked how they got involved in the hobby, nearly every one says it started by watching the birds in their yard as either a child or an adult. Here on Seabrook Island, we have the perfect habitat for birds to enjoy our yards and we want to make sure everyone who wants can enjoy this wonderful hobby! If you like, it can be done year round by people of all abilities!

During our program, we will talk about the various types of food and feeders loved by our common backyard birds on Seabrook Island. We will then help you identify these common birds, including showing photos of varying plumage, what time of year they reside on our island, what they eat, where they are commonly seen if not in your backyard and other interesting tidbits. At the end of the program, you may even decide you are ready become a citizen scientist and sign up to participate in Project FeederWatch, a program run by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada.

Date: Wednesday September 25, 2019

Registration & Social: 7:00 pm
Program Starts:  7:30 pm
Location:  Live Oak Hall at the Lake House on Seabrook Island
Fee:  Members $5 and Guests $10

SIB will provide beverages including wine and coffee.  We ask everyone to RSVP no later than September 23, 2019 so we will know how much wine to purchase and how many chairs to set up.

For only $10, you may join or renew your 2019 SIB membership the night of the event.

Don’t miss this chance to have another fun filled evening with our flock of Seabrook Island Birders!

Learn how to join SIB 

Contact us if you have questions:   SeabrookIslandBirders@gmail.com

Learning Together on the Golf Course-Ocean Winds

Sign up today to bird Ocean Winds Golf Course!

The two groups meet to compare notes on sightings – Jackie Brooks

Monday, September 16, 2019 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Birding on Ocean Winds Golf Course
Location: Meet at Island House (Golf Course Parking Lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) for ride along the golf course in golf carts.
Max: 30
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

Each Monday one of the Golf Courses is closed, so join us for a morning of birding by RIDING in golf carts for at least 9-holes on Ocean Winds golf course. We expect to see a large variety of birds including Double-crested Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Bald Eagles and other birds of prey. We should also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals and some of the many warbler species. Even some fall migrants might be seen.

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars, hats and sunscreen. Water will be provided.

If you are not yet a 2019 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please register no later than Friday September 13, 2019. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Saturday September 14th.