SIB July Activities

The weather is heating up so we are limiting our activities. The ones we have, however, are super hot.

Due to our great program on painted buntings with Aaron Given, Kiawah biologist, we will not be having a movie this month. Never fear, they will return. Stay tuned for future showings. 

With the weather being so unpredictable, especially summer afternoons and evenings, we are doing a Sit, Sip, and See at Lee Hurd’s beautiful and tranquil garden. The catch is we don’t know when it will take place. Rather than schedule and have to cancel, we are going to notify you the day before when hopefully the weather is stable. So, if you have an interest, be sure to register so we can notify you. You are under no obligation if the chosen day is not convenient for you. 

Sit, Sip and See at Hurd’s Garden

When: July date *TBD at 7:00 pm 
Location: Hurd’s garden and dock at 2116 Loblolly Lane
Max: 20
Cost: Free for members; $10 donation to SIB for guests

*Extended weather forecasts for July evenings are always questionable so we will determine the date the day prior to the event.  You can sign up now to express your interest.  An announcement will go out the day prior.

Please join SIB 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 BYOB and BYO 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. In recent years, 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. No sunscreen required at this event, but you might want to bring bug repellent, just in case. 

Register here to express your interest and you will receive a confirmation notice the day prior to the event at which time you can respond with your availability.

To the Lowcountry and Beyond: Tracking Painted Buntings Using Technology

Learning Together on Crooked Oaks Golf Course

When: Sunday, July 16, 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 and members

The Seabrook Island Club will be closing Crooked Oaks for aeration allowing SIB to use golf carts to travel the course 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 Thursday 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.

Register here

-Submitted by SIB

(Image credit: SIB)