Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
October Big Day on Seabrook Island
Location: Various locations around Seabrook Island
Max: 10 Cost: No cost to members, $5 to non-members
Join us in participating in eBird’s October Big Day. The event will involve walks at various locations throughout the day. The schedule below allows for individuals to sign up for a portion of the day if the whole day is not of interest. We request you register for all sections you will be attending so we know if we should wait for you at any individual location.
- Camp St. Christopher – (Sunrise 7:27 a.m.) – 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
At this site we plan an active walk in search of migrating warblers and others through the various habitats on the property. Expect to walk at least 2 miles on wooded paths. Meet in the bus parking area.
- North Beach – (High Tide 12:35 p.m.) – 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
The group will walk the 2 miles to Cap’n Sams Inlet. Those unable to walk the entire distance may turn around at any time. The group will work together to identify those hard to distinguish plovers and sandpipers. Red Knots may even be sited. The walk is scheduled around the high tide when the birds will be consolidated on a narrower beach. Meet at the Owners Beach Access Parking Lot at Boardwalk .
- Equestrian Center / Maintenance Area – 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Starlings and Cowbirds plus numerous other birds can be expected. A large number of birds will likely be seen near the parking area but then a walk along the horse trail to the maintenance and garden area may be added to see a different variety of birds.
- Palmetto Lake – 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Join us to explore the birds around the Lake House and the walks of Palmetto Lake. This is less than one mile of flat, paved walk around the lake. Meet at the Lake House parking lot.
- Jenkin’s Point – 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Sunset 6:43 p.m.)
We will be exploring the birds seen along Jenkins Point lagoons and streets, including ducks, wading birds and shorebirds. Since this event will be primarily by car, it is appropriate for members with mobility issues. Meet at Jenkins Point Ct, the street after the first pond on the left.
For all events, bring sun block, bug spray, a hat, water, snacks and binoculars.
If you are not yet a SIB member, you must first become a member for $10 by following the instructions on our website: http://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/, or you may join each session for a Guest Fee of $5.
Once you are a member, please register to let us know which portions you plan to attend no later than Thursday, October 17, 2019. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Friday, October 18, 2019.
-Submitted by SIB