Summer is heating up! Come enjoy nature. Join SIB for one of our birding adventures.
Backyard Birding on Seabrook Island Road
When: Tuesday, June 06, 2023, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Seabrook Island Road
Location: 2986 Seabrook Island Road
Cost: Free for 2023 members; $10 donation for guests
Join us on Seabrook Island Road at the home of Sally and Doug Boudinot for backyard birding. Their property backs up to a large marsh near the fire station . There are great egrets (quite a few juveniles) and blue herons in the marsh right now. Many times, there are ibis and wood storks. The Boudinots feeders often get woodpeckers, cardinals, blue jays, tufted titmouse, mourning doves, wrens and an occasional osprey.
As always, be sure to bring your water, binoculars, hats and sunscreen.
Please register no later than Sunday, June 04. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Monday, June 05, 2023.
Learning Together on Golf Course-Ocean Winds
When: Sunday, June 11, 2023 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; $10 donation for guests – Priority will be given to prior waitlisted & members
The Seabrook Island Club will be closing Ocean Winds Golf Course for aeration and Seabrook Island Birders will be able 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 Ocean Winds 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 the Sunday, 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.
June Movie – “The Hummingbird Effect“
When: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Location: Oystercatcher Community Center (if there are at least five people) and virtually via Zoom
Discover how tiny hummingbirds influence their many flowering kingdoms and their ripple effects on macaws, quetzals, monkeys, tapirs and more. Set in the exotic landscapes of Costa Rica.
Learning Together-Palmetto Lake
When: Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Meet at equestrian end of The Lake House parking lot
Cost: Free for 2023 members, $10 for guests
Celebrate the official start of summer by joining SIB for a leisurely walk around Palmetto Lake. The path around Palmetto Lake is wheelchair navigable and for those walking it will be less than a half a mile. As we walk along the path going towards the equestrian center we hope to see Cat Birds and Brown Thrashers hiding in the thicket. In this area we always see the Mockingbirds, Northern Cardinals, Carolina and House Wrens, Bluebirds and perhaps recently seen Orchard Oriole. Looking into Palmetto Lake we are likely to see Anhingas, Double-crested Cormorants, terns, gulls, Night Herons and possibly Green Herons that might be nesting in the shrubs around the lake. At the back side of the path we hope to see and hear vireos, summer warblers like the Northern Parula, and year round resident warblers like the Black and White Warbler and Yellow-throated Warbler. If the “white birds” get the invitation, we can expect to see Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets and White Ibis as they return from their day foraging. There’s also the possibility of a Roseate or raptor flyover. We saw 33 species when we did this evening walk in 2022.
Dress in layers and bring your binoculars, hats, and a beverage of choice. You may also want to bring a chair to watch the birds coming in for the evening.
Please register no later than Monday, June 19. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter the day prior to the activity.
-Submitted by SIB
(Image credit: SIB)