As some of you may have previously seen in Tidelines, the 6th Annual Sea Islands Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
The count area includes Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Wadmalaw Island, and John’s Island. SIB is working with Count organizer Aaron Given and we are looking for Seabrook Island residents that would like to participate. In particular, we are looking for residents that have bird feeders and are willing to count the birds that visit their feeders throughout the day. In addition, if anyone still has Painted Buntings or hummingbirds coming to their bird feeders, please let SIB know.
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a volunteer-based bird census conducted annually each winter. The National Audubon Society has sponsored the event since 1900 when the first CBCs were held. Currently there are over 2,000 CBCs conducted across North and South America (and other countries) every year between December 14th and January 5th. Each count takes place around the same date each year and all birds seen or heard are counted within a designated 15-mile diameter circle. The data from each count are compiled by the National Audubon Society and the results are provided in an annual online journal called American Birds.
If you are interested in participating, contact SIB with your name and address and we will provide you with additional information. Mail to: email@example.com
For more information on the Christmas Bird Count, please visit:
www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count for a nation point of view of the count and
http://www.wildlifeatkiawah.com/seaislandcbc.html for a local point of view.
Submitted by Nancy Brown, Seabrook Island Birders – Communication https://seabrookislandbirders.org