SIB has several fun, educational, and delightful activities planned for September. In light of the spikes in Covid, we have continued some Zoom activities, as well as outdoor events with social distancing.
“To the Ends of the Earth: Birds of East Africa”
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Our Zoom movie matinee this month will take you to East Africa to learn about the captivating birds there. Introduced by esteemed conservationist Jane Goodall and narrated by National Geographic’s Bill Jones, this documentary focuses on what humanity has in common with other species. Wildlife photographer Todd Gustafson captures stories of competition, courtship, family, hunting and flight to illustrate the hidden life of East African birds.
All about Vultures
Wednesday September 15, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Zoom Virtual Video
Vultures have often been feared and reviled since they are in the business of death. But these intelligent and surprisingly clean birds have a crucial role to play in human health and cultural history around the world. Learn about their significance in history, culture, and ecology with Jen Tyrell, Bird-Friendly Communities Coordinator, Audubon South Carolina!
Birding on North Beach
Monday September 20, 2021 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Meet at Oyster Catcher Community Parking Lot (boardwalk #1)
A walk on North Beach always provides captivating sights, especially during migration times in fall and spring. We hope to spot a nice variety of shorebirds as we work our way to the North Beach inlet.
Backyard Birding at Palmetto Lake
Tuesday September 21, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet at the Gatehouse end of Lakehouse Parking Lot
Free for members; $5 donation for guests
While we have suspended our usual Backyard Birding events during this Covid spike, we are going to Seabrookers’ own backyard–Palmetto Lake. The path around Palmetto Lake is wheelchair navigable and for those walking it will be probably only a quarter of a mile. The arrival of our fall warblers should make for a captivating outing.
Trip to Ft. Moultrie
Sunday September 26, 2021 7:00 am -11:00 am
Meet at SI Real Estate Office to carpool (7:00 am) or meet us at the Fort (1214 Middle St, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482. Park at Poe Avenue in the sand parking lot between Battery Jasper and Battery McCorkle)
Free to members, $5 per guest
Join us in a trip to Ft. Moultrie. This is a well known birding hotspot among birders and fall migration will be in full swing. We may see many migrant birds passing through. It has many different habitats, including meadow/field, forest and shoreline. We are fortunate to have Craig Watson lead this activity. Craig is a Migratory Bird Biologist at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and lives in Mt. Pleasant. He knows Ft. Moultrie very well when it comes to birding.
Birding on Crooked Oaks Golf Course
Monday September 27, 2021 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Meet at Island House (Golf Course Parking Lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) to ride along the golf course in golf carts
Max: 24 (If all seats in golf carts are used)
Free for members; $5 donation for guests – Priority will be given to prior waitlisted & members
The Seabrook Island Club closes one course a day each week and allows Seabrook Island Birders to use golf carts to travel the course with our members to bird. Join us for a morning of birding by riding in golf carts for at least 9 holes on Crooked Oaks golf course.
-Submitted by SIB
(Image credit: SIB)