Seabrook Island Birders

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Learning Together at North Beach

Sunday, January 23, 2022, 8:00 am -10:00 am
Birding at North Beach
Location: Meet at Boardwalk #1 Parking lot
Max: none
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests

Join SIB to bird at Seabrook Island’s North Beach. This three-mile round trip walk travels from Boardwalk #1 to the tip of North Beach along Captain Sams Inlet as high tide approaches. Birders from beginners to advanced birders will enjoy the variety of birds found on North Beach. At this time, many different species of shorebirds rest and feed near the point or along the beach ridge near the beach’s pond. Along the way, we will explore the many different species that can be found in this unique area.

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars/cameras, hats, and sunscreen. Bring a spotting scope if you have one. There should be spotting scopes available for viewing. Bring plenty to drink and a snack if desired. There are no facilities. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance if they are not vaccinated.

If you are not yet a 2022 SIB member, you must first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. You may bring the form and your dues to the event. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please complete the information below to register no later than January 21. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on January 22, the day prior to the trip. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

REGISTER: Learning Together-North Beach

 

Join us for a Workshop on Favorite Birding Apps!

Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Osprey 2 at The Lake House
Max: 12
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

Do you have a smartphone or a tablet? Are you interested in learning more about birds or trying to identify a bird? Why carry a heavy paper guidebook into the field or even around the house when you probably have a smartphone or tablet nearby!?! Like with everything, there is an App for ANYTHING! And birding is no different. For many people, using a smartphone is the best way to easily identify birds and even track sightings.

Getting started using these various apps sometimes requires help. Or others may have “tricks” they have learned while using the apps. SIB will offer a workshop to share and learn from each other. If you don’t already have the desired app on your device, we’ll even help you get it loaded.

Bring your device, questions, and tips to our workshop. If you want to load new apps, you will also need your account information for the App Store. If you want more information about possible apps, read prior blogs to give you ideas:

Apps for your Device: seabrookislandbirders.org/apps-for-your-device/
Birding App Recommendations: seabrookislandbirders.org/2019/02/15/birding-app-recommendations/

SIPOA rules for masks will be followed.

Sign-up by January 23 and you will receive a confirmation on January 24.

REGISTER: Workshop on Favorite Birding Apps

 

Beyond our Backyard – Pitt Street Causeway and Fort Moultrie

Friday, January 28, 2022, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (roundtrip from Seabrook Island)
Leave Seabrook Real Estate: 8:30 am
Bird Pitt Street Causeway: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bird Fort Moultrie and Sullivan’s Island Nature Trail: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Location: Meet at the Real Estate office parking lot at 8:30 am to carpool to Pitt St in Mount Pleasant, with start there at 9:30 am Low tide will be around 10:30.
Max: 12
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests

Pitt Street Causeway in Mount Pleasant is a small park with limited parking and no facilities, but it is worth a visit at any season. Almost any species of shorebird occurring along the South Carolina coast might be present on the mudflats here (especially at low tide). The marshes and salt creeks on the north side of the causeway are good for any salt marsh species, including all of the marsh-loving sparrows. You also have a good view of Charleston Harbor.

When SIB visited this site in 2019, we observed 41 species. The causeway is accessible for those with mobility issues. Once we are done at Pitt Street, those who are interested will go for lunch at The Co-op at 2019 Middle Street.

After lunch, SIB will return to Fort Moultrie and the Sullivan’s Island Nature Trail. In September, we saw 62 species on our visit. The season will be different, offering a different variety of birds. This portion of the walk will include walks over uneven paths.

Participants may opt only in the morning at Pitt Street or both. If you wish to only do Fort Moultrie, we ask you just let us know and provide your own transportation.

Be sure to bring binoculars, a camera, hats, sunscreen, bug repellant, snacks, and water.

If you are not yet a 2022 SIB member, you may first become a member by following the instructions on our website: seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/ or we request a $5 donation to SIB.

Once you are a member, please complete the information below to register no later than Wednesday, January 26, 2022. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the day prior to the event.

REGISTER: Beyond our Backyard-Pitt Street Causeway and Fort Moultrie

 

Learning Together at North Beach

Saturday, January 29, 2022, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Birding at North Beach
Location: Meet at Boardwalk #1 parking lot
Max: none
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests

Join SIB to bird at Seabrook Island’s North Beach. This three-mile round trip walk travels from Boardwalk #1 to the tip of North Beach along Captain Sams Inlet as high tide approaches. Birders from beginners to advanced birders will enjoy the variety of birds found on North Beach. At this time, many different species of shorebirds rest and feed near the point or along the beach ridge near the beach’s pond. Along the way, we will explore the many different species that can be found in this unique area.

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars/cameras, hats, and sunscreen. Bring a spotting scope if you have one. There should be spotting scopes available for viewing. Bring plenty to drink and a snack if desired. There are no facilities. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance if they are not vaccinated.

If you are not yet a 2022 SIB member, you may first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. You may bring the form and your dues to the event. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please complete the information below to register no later than January 27th. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on January 28th, the day prior to the trip. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

REGISTER: Learning Together-North Beach

 

Learning Together on Golf Course-Crooked Oaks

Monday, January 31, 2022, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Birding on Crooked Oaks Golf Course
Location: Meet at the Island House (Golf Course Parking Lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) for a ride along the golf course in golf carts
Max: 24 (If all seats in golf carts are used)
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests – Priority will be given to prior waitlisted & members

The Seabrook Island Club closes one course a day each week and allows Seabrook Island Birders to use golf carts to travel the course with our members to bird. Join us for a morning of birding by RIDING in golf carts for at least 9-holes on Crooked Oaks golf course. We expect to see a large variety of birds including Egrets, Herons, and birds of prey. We will also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, and some of the many warbler species.

Since it is fall/winter, we can also expect to see Eastern Phoebes, Northern Flickers, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Belted Kingfishers, Double-crested Cormorants, Bald Eagles, and more!

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars/cameras, hats, and sunscreen. Water will be provided. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance if they are not vaccinated.

If you are not yet a 2022 SIB member, you may first become a member for only $10 by following the instructions on our website: seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. You may bring the form and your dues to the event. Or you may pay the Guest Fee of $5.

Please complete the information below to register no later than January 29th prior to the trip. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Sunday, the day prior to the trip. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

REGISTER: Learning Together Golf Course – Crooked Oaks

~ Submitted by Seabrook Island Birders