Reminder: First SIB Meeting Wed 1/20/16 7:00 pm

Do you have a passion for birds and/or an interest in learning more about the incredible variety of birds that inhabit Seabrook Island throughout the year?  If so, there is a new organization being created just for you.  It’s the Seabrook Island Birders (SIB).

You don’t need to be an accomplished birder to join.  In fact, simply loving to see birds at your backyard feeder is enough.  On the other hand, SIB will provide a place for experienced birders to notify others of unusual sightings and additional time-sensitive information.

SIB will have its inaugural meeting and membership sign-up January 20th in the Lake House Live Oak Room at 7:00PM.

  • Membership Registration & Social Time
  • Guest Speaker:  Christina Fifer, Wild Birds Unlimited – Attracting birds to your yard and bird feeders
  • SIB Communications, Website Tour of Blog, Calendar & Birding Resources
  • Announcements & Upcoming Events
  • Door Prize Giveaways

PLEASE JOIN US ON JANUARY 20th for a fun evening of learning about our feathered friends and about Seabrook Island’s new birders’ group – SIB.

For more information or if you are unable to attend the meeting but want to join:

  1. Visit our website and follow our Blog via e-mail by hitting the “Follow” button:  seabrookislandbirders.org 
  2. Follow us on Facebook by clicking this link then hit “Join Group”:  SI Birders on Facebook 
  3. Contact us at:  SeabrookIslandBirders@gmail.com
  4. Join SIB

    SIB membership ($10.00 annually) is restricted to residents and their renters but all programs and activities are open to everyone. Guests and visitors will be asked to make a small donation. SIB’s goal is to provide the opportunity to go on bird walks, participate in annual bird counts and learn about the many birds that frequent our island each season of the year.

    Send your name, address, email address with $10 to:

    Marcia Hider, 3145 Green Heron Ct., Seabrook Island, SC 29455

    OR

    Place it in her local mailbox.

     

Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) – Getting Ready to Take Flight

(as published in The Seabrooker, January 2016)

Do you have a passion for birds and/or an interest in learning more about the incredible variety of birds that inhabit Seabrook Island throughout the year?  If so, there is a new organization being created just for you.  It’s the Seabrook Island Birders (SIB).

You don’t need to be an accomplished birder to join.  In fact, simply loving to see birds at your backyard feeder is enough.  On the other hand, SIB will provide a place for experienced birders to notify others of unusual sightings and additional time-sensitive information.

SIB will have its inaugural meeting and membership sign-up January 20th in the Lake House Live Oak Room at 7:00PM.  Christine Fifer (Wild Birds Unlimited) will talk about attracting birds to your yard and bird feeders.  She will have different kinds of feeders available and explain why one or the other is used.  She has also generously offered to bring seed samples for SIB members.

Then, Seabrook residents Nancy Brown and Flo Foley, SIB’s technical gurus, will provide a tour of the new SIB website (seabrookislandbirders.org), Facebook account and blog that will be available for members to use.  They will show how to access the SIB calendar and how to post birding information that members feel they would like to share with others.

Finally, in celebration of our new club, there will be a raffle with several bird-oriented gifts as prizes.  Members will receive raffle tickets when they join.

This will be the first of four meetings annually.  The general format will consist of a short social time preceding the meeting, a guest speaker and then announcements concerning Island birds and up-coming birding activities.

SIB membership ($10.00 annually) is restricted to residents and their renters but all programs and activities are open to everyone. Guests and visitors will be asked to make a small donation.  SIB’s goal is to provide the opportunity to go on bird walks, participate in annual bird counts and learn about the many birds that frequent our island each season of the year. The Seabrook Island Bluebird Society (SIBS) and its Bluebird Trails will be an important and integral component of SIB.

PLEASE JOIN US ON JANUARY 20th for a fun evening of learning about our feathered friends and about Seabrook Island’s new birders’ group – SIB.

JOIN SIB TODAY – Send your name, address, email address with $10 to Marcia Hider, 3145 Green Heron Ct. Seabrook Island, SC 29455 or put it in her local mailbox.  You may also join at the January 20th meeting.

Charles Moore, Seabrook Island Birders Organization Committee

 

Bird Walks – Charleston County Parks & Recreation

Birding

Group of people bird watching
(This information is copied from:  CCPR ) – trips have been added to the Seabrook Island Birders calendar
There are many outstanding birding opportunities to be found within your Charleston County Parks. From Piping Plovers at Folly Beach County Park to Painted Buntings at Palmetto Islands County Park, a wide variety of bird species can be seen within the Charleston County Park system.

One park in particular, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, is noted for its rich bird life. Located in Ravenel, Caw Caw is a birding hotspot for coastal South Carolina. Over 250 species of birds (DOC) have been seen among the many habitats on the Caw Caw property. Prothonotary warblers flash their brilliant yellow in the cypress swamp during spring and summer months, just as swallow-tailed kites soar overhead. Summer also offers the chance to see the colorful painted bunting or the bright blue indigo bunting along the forest edges.

Former rice fields provide year-round feeding grounds for egrets, herons, and ibises. In addition, a variety of waterfowl make Caw Caw their home in the winter.

Birding Programs 
Birding programs are offered not only at Caw Caw, but at other CCPRC locations and statewide locations as well! Staying on top of our birding activities is easy:

Early Morning Bird Walks

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. followed by an optional checklist
  • Caw Caw Interpretive Center

Join us on one of our regular bird walks through many distinct habitats that allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms. The cost is only $10 and no pre-registration is required.

Folly Beach Bird Walks

Birding experts from CCPRC and the Audubon South Carolina explore Folly Beach in this partnership program. The walks start at either Folly Beach County Park or the entrance to Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve.

Birding Trips
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Meeting locations vary
Search for programs online.
Join us as we explore nearby locations such as the Francis Marion National Forest, Huntington Beach State Park, and the sod farms near Orangeburg. Additional impromptu birding trips may arise.

Getting Ready to Take Flight

The Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) Organizational Committee has made considerable progress during the past two months, including the following:

*The group’s official name will be the ” Seabrook Island Birders (SIB).

*Membership will be available to all Seabrook Island property owners and their renters.

*The purpose of SIB is to provide Seabrook Island residents, renters, and guests, who have a passion for, and interest in learning more about, birds the opportunity to do so through educational lectures, birding trips, and by sharing information about the incredible variety of birds that inhabit Seabrook Island throughout the year.

*Dues will be $10.00 annually – collected at time of membership and each January thereafter.

* The officers (Chairman, Membership/Treasurer, Communications Coordinator, Activities  Coordinator, Program Coordinator and etc.) and other committee members will  meet monthly.

*Seabrook Island Bluebird Society (SIBS) programs, such as the Bluebird Trails, will be an important and integral component of SIB.

*SIB will have four meetings for all members annually beginning in January 2016.   These meetings will include a guest speaker and information concerning  Island birds and up-coming birding activities. Meetings will be open to all interested individuals, approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hour in length and preceded by  a 15 minute social.

*A SIB website (seabrookislandbirders.org), a Gmail account (calendar and bulletin board), a Facebook account, and a blog site for SIB have been developed and will be available to  all members.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR FIRST MEETING!

January 20th, 2016

Lake House – Live Oak Room

7:00PM

Attracting Birds To Your Yard And Feeders

Speaker: Christine Fifer – Wild Birds Unlimited – St Andrews Shopping Center.

A Tour Of Our New SIB Web site, Gmail account, Facebook account, and Blog.

Speaker: Nancy Brown and Flo Foley

There will be a membership sign-up, a raffle, free birdseed samples and a chance to learn about the advantages of being a SIB member.

You don’t need to be an accomplished birder; simply loving to see birds at your backyard feeder is enough.

Please join us for a fun evening of learning about our feathered friends and about Seabrook Island’s new birders group –  SIB.

Charley

Charles J. Moore
3326 Wildcat Point
Seabrook Island, SC 29455
Home (843) 768-0003 Cell (843) 708-7800
Email:  tidefisher@gmail.com

Web Site: charlesmoorephotography.com

11/9/15: Seabrook Island Birding Group

Greetings Seabrook Island Birders

Just a note to let you know that a Seabrook Island Birding Group is becoming a reality.

Sixty-two individuals have expressed an interest in forming a group to learn more about birds, go  bird watching and/or promote and protect the natural habitat for birds here on Seabrook Island.

We have formed an Organizational Committee, had our first meeting on November 3rd and will be meeting again on December 1st.

If you have ideas or input as to what you would like this new bird group to do (programs, outings, etc), please contact one of the following and let them know.

Organizational Committee Members:

Nancy Brown, Flo Foley, George Haskins, Marcia Hider, Donna Lawrence, Jim Lawrence, Charley Moore, Dean Morr, Judy Morr, Bill Smith, Marian Chamberlain, Lyn Magee, and Joe Penny.

We will be providing additional updates and hopefully some dates to put on your 2016 calendar for some interesting programs and activities concerning Seabrook Island’s incredibly rich bird life.

Charley

Charles J. Moore
3326 Wildcat Point
Seabrook Island, SC 29455

tidefisher@gmail.com