Join us in participating in Audubon's Great Backyard Bird Count. The day will involve walks at various locations throughout the day. The schedule below allows for individuals to sign up for a portion of the day if the whole day is not of interest. We request you register for all sections you will be attending so we know if we should wait for you at any individual location.
- Equestrian Center / Maintenance Area - 8:00 - 9:30 AMStarlings and Cowbirds plus numerous other birds can be expected. A large number of birds will likely be seen near the parking area but then a walk along the hourse trail to the maintenance and garden area may be added to see a different variety of birds.
- North Beach - (High Tide 9:46am) - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMThe group will meet at the Owners Beach Access Parking Lot at Boardwalk 1 then walk the 2 miles to Captain Sam's Inlet. Those unable to walk the entire distance may turn around at any time. The group will work together to identify those hard to distinguish plovers and sandpipers. Red Knots may even be sited. The walk is scheduled around the high tide when the birds will be consolidated on a narrower beach.
- Palmetto Lake - 2:00 - 3:00 PMJoin us to explore the birds around the Lake House and the walks of Palmetto Lake. This is less than one mile of flat, paved walk around the lake.
- Jenkin's Point - 3:30 - 4:30 PMWe will be exploring the birds seen along Jenkins Point lagoons and streets, including ducks, wading birds and shorebirds. Since this event will be primarily by car, it is appropriate for members with mobility issues.
For all events, bring sun block, bug spray, a hat, water, snacks and binoculars.
If you are not yet a SIB member, you must first become a member for $10 by following the instructions on our website: http://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/, or you may join each session for a Guest Fee of $5.
Once you are a member, please complete the information below to let us know which portions you plan to attend no later than Thursday, February 15, 2018. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Friday, February 16, 2018.