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The Painted Bunting – America’s Most Beautiful Bird

Look up in the sky – it’s a jewel, a small parrot, no it’s SUPERBIRD! Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful and colorful birds on Seabrook Island or anywhere else is the Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris).  Look for … Continue reading

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Painted Buntings – SIB’s Evening Program on May 29, 2019

Sign up today! SIB is pleased to announce our next evening program will feature Dr. James Rotenberg, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, at UNCW (University North Carolina at Wilmington), to speak on “The Conservation Status of the Atlantic Coast … Continue reading

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Spring on North Beach – Red Knots and More!

Spring is an amazing and important time for our Seabrook Island shorebirds! Migrating Red Knots are here in growing numbers. After wintering with us, Piping Plovers are heading north to breed. Least Terns, Wilson’s Plovers, and other shorebirds are getting … Continue reading

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SIB Learn Together at North Beach April 24

On Wednesday, April 24, Aija and Ed Konrad will lead a SIB Learning Together bird walk at North Beach. The group will be looking for the Red Knots that are our guests in April, stopping at Seabrook Island to rest … Continue reading

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Painted Buntings Alert

During the summer of 2017 and 2018, adult male Painted Buntings were fitted with geolocators (a light-level tracking device) on Kiawah Island. The birds were banded with an aluminum band on the right leg and either a yellow or pink on … Continue reading

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SIB Movie Matinee: Opposable Chums – April 23

For SIB’s third movie matinee, we will be presenting Opposable Chums: Guts & Glory at the World Series of Birding, a 2008 documentary/comedy 64 minutes in length. As described on Amazon: “The World Series of Birding features more than 70 … Continue reading

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Meet the Yellow-throated Warbler

The Yellow-throated Warbler, Setophaga Dominica, is a common warbler in this area year round and breeds west to Texas and north as far as Illinois. They are part of the family of Wood Warblers or Parulidae. If you are lucky … Continue reading

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What a Strut!

As many of you have noticed on social media lately our male Wild Turkeys, or toms, are being quite aggressive and putting on quite the show. Actually that’s right on cue for Wild Turkeys on Seabrook Island as breeding and … Continue reading

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Prothonotary Warbler & Project PROTHO – SIB’s Evening Program March 27

Sign up today! Matt Johnson is the Director of Bird Conservation & Engagement for Audubon South Carolina. A native of South Carolina, Matt grew up in Columbia and attended Clemson University from 2003-2009. After receiving his graduate degree in Biological … Continue reading

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Noted Geologist Explores Lowcountry Hazards – March 20

Dr. Norman Levine, director of the Lowcountry Hazards Center at the College of Charleston, will explore potentially dangerous natural events unique to the Lowcountry during the Seabrook Island Natural History Group’s Evening Program on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:00 pm … Continue reading

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Join SIB for “Winged Migration” – March 12

Sign up today! Tuesday March 12, 2019 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm Location: Oyster Catcher Community Center Max: 25 Cost: None for members; $5 donation for guests For SIB’s second movie matinee, we will be presenting Winged Migration, the 2001 … Continue reading

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Another Successful Great Backyard Bird Count

Each year the Audubon encourages everyone to be a citizen scientist and document the birds they see in their yards and travels during the Presidents Day weekend (this year Friday February 15 – Monday February 18).  For our third year … Continue reading

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