Despite the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there are still opportunities for you to get out and enjoy all our beautiful area has to offer. What better way to relieve stress than being outside with friendly folks? Mother Nature is a great relaxer.
Watch the Replay – “Top 10 Birding Moments Around the World”
If you missed the live presentation of Ed & Aija Konrad’s “Top 10 Birding Moments” from around the world on Wednesday, November 17, you can watch the replay here!
Birding on Crooked Oaks Golf Course
When: Monday, December 6, 2021, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: Meet at Island House (Golf Course Parking Lot next to Spinnaker Beach Houses) for ride along the golf course in golf carts
Max: 24 (If all seats in golf carts are used)
Cost: 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. We expect to see a large variety of birds including Egrets, Herons and birds of prey. We will also see and hear some of the smaller birds like Tufted Titmice, Eastern Bluebirds, Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wrens and some of the many Warbler species. Since it is fall/winter, we can also expect to see Eastern Phoebes, Northern Flickers, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, Belted Kingfishers, Double-crested Cormorants, Bald Eagles, and more!
December Virtual Movie
Crimson Wing-Mystery of the Flamingos
When: Tuesday December 14, 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual through Zoom
This lyrical documentary uses high-definition photography, narration by French actress Zabou Breitman and an elaborate score to illuminate the life cycle of one of the world’s most awe-inspiring but least-understood creatures — the flamingo. The titular mysteries explored in the film include the process through which flamingos, born black and white, attain their highly recognizable pink shade. The story of these majestic birds unfolds among the striking landscapes of Tanzania. Trailer of the movie.
Sign up by December 12 and you will receive a confirmation on December 13.
Beyond our Backyard – Biking & Birding the Greenway
When: Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Meet at Parking area for West Ashley Greenway (McLeod Mill Rd. near. Main Rd./SR S 10-20)
Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests
Grab your bike and join us as we bike the West Ashley Greenway! This trail stretches about eight miles from Johns Island to the South Windermere Shopping Center on Folly Road (parking available at either end). The trail is open from dawn to dusk. It’s 100 feet wide and mostly hard-packed dirt and some asphalt. Plus, the trail is flat so it’s great for beginning bikers and kids. For the most part, the trail runs parallel to U.S. Highway 17 past neighborhoods, parks and marshes so there’s plenty to see.
We hope to see shorebirds like Egrets, Herons and Roseate Spoonbills in the tidal marsh areas. We should see/hear some of our winter residents like Eastern Phoebe, Northern Flicker and Palm Warbler.
Seabrook Island Birders are excited to announce we now accept online payment using PayPal or a Credit Card. Membership remains $10.00 per person per year. Join or renew today and your membership is valid through December 31, 2022.
SIB membership is open to anyone interested in birds; residents, renters and guests to Seabrook Island. Benefits of SIB membership include the opportunity to go on bird walks, participate in bird counts and learn about the many birds that frequent our island each season of the year. In addition, SIB members will receive a discount on bird food purchased at Wild Birds Unlimited in West Ashley, SC.
In 2021, more than 300 members enjoyed the various in person and virtual SIB events. We encourage you to join or renew your 2022 membership today! These funds will help us offer great programs in the next year!
We have a two step process to join/renew.
Step 1: Tell us who you are. Complete this form.
Step 2: Pay for your membership. Pay with PayPal or credit card.
Step 2: If you prefer to pay by check or cash, place a check made out to Seabrook Island Birders for $10/person in an envelope and include the name, email, and phone number of each member and bring to an event or mail to: Seabrook Island Birders (SIB), 1202 Landfall Way, Seabrook Island, SC 29455
Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you soon.
-Submitted by SIB
(Image credit: SIB, Classroomclipart.com)