The 8th Annual Sea Islands Christmas Bird Count – January 4

The 8th Annual Sea Islands Christmas Bird Count will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019. The count area includes Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Wadmalaw Island, and John’s Island. Count organizer, Aaron Given, TOKI Wildlife Biologist, is looking for Kiawah residents that would like to participate.

In particular, Aaron is 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 him know. If you are interested in participating, email Aaron Given.

The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a volunteer-based bird census conducted 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 and the results are provided in an annual online journal called American Birds.

–Submitted by SIB