Seabrook Island Birders

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Learning Together-North Beach

Monday September 20, 2021 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Birding on North Beach
Meet: Oyster Catcher Community Parking Lot ( boardwalk #1)

We hope to spot a nice variety of shorebirds as we work our way to the North Beach inlet. We’ll meet in the Property Owners’ beach parking lot at 7:00 am. Be sure to bring binoculars, a camera, hats, sunscreen, water, and snacks. Of course, you can head back at any time. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance if they are not vaccinated.

If you are not yet a 2021 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 register no later than Saturday, September 18, 2021. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Sunday, September 19th. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

 

Backyard Birding at Palmetto Lake

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Backyard Birding at Palmetto Lake
Location: Meet at the Gatehouse end of Lakehouse Parking Lot
Max: 16
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation for guests

Join SIB to officially say goodbye to Summer as Fall starts on September 22. The recent resurgence of COVID had made many uncomfortable meeting at someone’s home. Therefore we’ll bird in the Lakehouse’s backyard…Palmetto Lake. We plan to walk partway along the path towards the Equestrian Center then hopefully see the “white birds” come in to roost for the evening. The path around Palmetto Lake is wheelchair navigatable and for those walking, it will be probably only a quarter of a mile. As we walk along Seabrook Island Road, we hope to see some of our fall warblers such as American Redstart, Yellow Warbler, and my favorite Black and White Warbler. We also expect to see a large variety of birds including Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, Herons, and birds of prey. If the “white birds” get the invitation, we hope to see Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, and White Ibis roosting for the evening.

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars/cameras, hats, and sunscreen. Bug repellent may also be appropriate. Bring your drink of choice to enjoy as the sun sets at 7:18. We ask that all participants wear a mask when unable to social distance if they are not vaccinated.

If you are not yet a 2021 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 register no later than Sunday, September 19. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Monday, September 20, the day prior to the trip.

 

Beyond Our Backyard – Ft. Moultrie

Sunday September 26, 2021 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Trip to Ft. Moultrie
Location: Meet at SI Real Estate Office to Car Pool (7:00 am) or meet us at the Fort (1214 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482- park at Poe Avenue in the sand parking lot between Battery Jasper and Battery McCorkle)
Max: 12
Cost: Free to members, $5 per guest

Join us on a trip to Ft. Moultrie. This is a well-known birding Hotspot among birders and fall migration will be in full swing. We may see many migrant birds passing through. It has many different habitats, including meadow/field, forest, and shoreline. We are lucky enough to get Craig Watson to lead this activity. Craig is a Migratory Bird Biologist at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and lives in Mt. Pleasant. He knows Ft. Moultrie very well when it comes to birding.

Ft. Moultrie is the first fort on Sullivan’s Island. It has been rebuilt 3 times since 1776 and played a significant role in the Civil War. Today Fort Moultrie has been restored to portray the major periods of its history. A visitor to the fort moves steadily backward in time from the World War II Harbor Entrance Control Post to the site of the Palmetto-log fort of 1776. Tour of Ft. Moultrie will not be part of our birding activity, but if you drive there yourself, you are welcome to stay and also tour the fort. They are open 9a-5p and you will need to go to Visitor Center and purchase a $10 ticket. We will be birding the parameter of the Fort before opening hours.

Be sure to bring sunblock, bug spray, a hat, binoculars, a camera, and a scope if you have one.

We will ask that people wear masks while riding together and to maintain social distance and wear masks while birding. Due to COVID concerns, the shared use of scopes is discouraged.

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

Once you are a member, please register no later than Thursday, September 23, 2021. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the day prior to the event.

 

Learning Together-Crooked Oaks Golf Course

Monday September 27, 2021  8:30 am – 10:30 am
Birding on Crooked Oaks Golf Course
Location:  Meet at 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. 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 2021 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 register no later than Friday, September 24th.  All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Sunday, September 26th. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

 

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