If you have never been to Bear Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) or to Donnelly WMA, you won’t want to miss this opportunity – it’s well worth the 60-mile one-way trip! Part of the ACE Basin, this area is perfect habitat for birds with ponds, rivers, salt marsh, freshwater marsh, mudflats mixed pine-hardwood forest and farmland. Most of the birding is done by car with stops to get out and take short walks for viewing. Bear Island closes for hunting from November 1 – February 1 each year. We hope the winter waterfowl will still be present including the Tundra Swan. Each person should bring their own lunch, snacks and beverages, as there are no restaurants in the area. Also be sure to bring sun block, bug spray, a hat, binoculars, camera and a scope if you have one.
If you are not yet a 2018 SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: http://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/. Otherwise you may pay an additional $5 Guest Fee.
Once you are a member, please complete the information below to register no later than Monday, February 12, 2018. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.