Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Great Backyard Bird Count
Location: Various locations around Seabrook Island
Max: 20 No cost to members, $5 to non-members
Join us in participating in Audubon’s Great Backyard Bird Count. The day 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.
- Maintenance Area /Equestrian Center 8:00 am -9:30 am
We’ll start at the Garden Parking Lot and explore the retension ponds of the Water Treatment Facility and its borders where Hooded Mergansers, Buffleheads, Ruddy Ducks and songbirds and sparrows can be seen. From there, we will walk along the horse trail (or drive) to the Equestrian Center to see Starlings and Cowbirds plus numerous other birds that can be expected there.
- Palmetto Lake 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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. We welcome our Seabrook Island parents/grandparents to bring their children to this walk with no charge for parent or child.
- North Beach – (High Tide 2:17 pm) – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The group will meet at the Owners Beach Access Parking Lot at Boardwalk 1 then 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.
- Jenkin’s Point 4:00 pm -5:00 pm
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.
For all events, bring sun block, bug spray, a hat, water, snacks and binoculars and/or camera.
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, February 13, 2020. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Friday, February 14, 2020.
-Submitted by SIB