The 21st Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place February 16 to 19—in backyards, parks, nature centers, on hiking trails, school grounds, balconies, and beaches. This global event provides an opportunity for bird enthusiasts to contribute important bird population data that help scientists see changes over the past 21 years. To participate, bird watchers count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at birdcount.org.
The Seabrook Island Birders (SIB) has scheduled five events over two of the days to support the GBBC efforts. Please register to join us! The “walks” are free for SIB members and children 12 and under. (You may join SIB for $10 per person per year or pay a $5 per person per event guest fee.)
Sunday February 18, 2018: Great Backyard Bird Count (http://tinyurl.com/y7b5y8z5)
– Equestrian Center / Maintenance Area – 8:00 AM
– North Beach – (High Tide 9:46am) – 10:00 AM
– Palmetto Lake – 2:00 PM
– Jenkin’s Point – 3:30 PM
Monday February 19, 2018: Great Backyard Bird Count on the Golf Course (http://tinyurl.com/ybraugdc)
– Golf Course – 9:00 AM
See our website for more information.
-Submitted by Nancy Brown, SIB Communications