Seabrook Island Birders July Activities

Seabrook Island Birders will be slowing down during the summer heat. However, there will still be opportunities to enjoy some birding. 

The Secret and Swampy Lives of Wood Storks!

When: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Registration begins at 7:00 pm; Program begins at 7:30 pm

Where: Live Oak Hall at The Lake House

Register here

Sit, Sip and See at Hurd’s Garden

When: Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm 
Location: Hurd’s Garden & Dock at 2116 Loblolly Lane
Max: 20
Cost: Free for members; $5 donation to SIB for guests

Please join Seabrook Island Birders for an evening of birding and socializing with your favorite beverage in a beautiful garden with feeders and lagoon views. During the hot summer months birds are more active in the early morning and early evening. We thought that this would be a great location to gather and sit and let the birds come to us. There are places to sit in the garden and on the dock, but you can also bring your own chair. Birds that we might see or hear are Great-crested Flycatcher, Mississippi Kite, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron, Tufted Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and more. 

This is a bring-your-own-beverage and bring-your-own-snacks event. If you are not an experienced birder, this is the perfect opportunity to get some tips on using binoculars and phone apps, and identifying species and bird calls. 

Lee and Doug Hurd acquired the adjoining lot next to their home many years ago and have been working on making it into a garden for all to enjoy. Just this spring, Lee removed some of the non-native invasive plants to convert the area into a pollinator garden. It is a beautiful place to spend an evening. 

As always, bring your binoculars and hats. You might want to bring bug repellent, just in case. 

Please register no later than Wednesday, July 13 . All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Thursday morning, July 14.

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Learning Together on Crooked Oaks Golf Course – Sunday, July 17

When: Sunday, July 17, 2022  8:30 am – 10:30 am
Location:  Meet at The 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 will be closing Crooked Oaks Golf course for aeration, however the club is permitting 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 summer, we can also expect to see Eastern Kingbirds, Great-crested Flycatchers, Orchard Orioles, Summer Tanagers, Mississippi Kites and more!

As always, be sure to bring your binoculars/cameras, hats and sunscreen. Water will be provided.  

Please register no later than Friday prior to the trip.  All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Saturday, the day prior to the trip.  If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can invite people on the waitlist to attend.

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-Submitted by SIB

(Image credit: SIB)

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