Hawk Watch - November 17, 2016
Did you know Birders gather at key areas across the U.S. to count migrating birds of prey? The South Carolina Coastal Raptor Migration Survey is getting ready to start the fall Hawk Watch at The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, SC and SIB has arranged for our members to spend a few hours volunteering as observers.

The survey begins on September 1st and runs through November 30th. The standard observation hours are 10am-1pm, but observation beyond these hours is welcomed. Each day a designated shift leader who is knowledgeable about raptor identification will lead the watch and is joined by at least one observer (someone who is interested in participating but does not need to be an experienced birder). Protocols for Hawk Watch will be to complete the standard HMANA data sheet.

SIB has arranged for volunteers to assist as observers during the Fall Migration Hawk Watch on several dates, including Thursday, November 17 from 10am - 1pm. Car pools will leave the SI Real Estate Office at 8:00 am. For those interested, we plan to stop for lunch at the Seewee Restaurant in Awendaw following the event. We should be back to Seabrook Island by 4pm.

Be sure to bring binoculars, sun screen, water, snacks, hat and bug spray. Limit 30 people.

This event is free for SIB members. If you are not yet a SIB member, you must first become a member by following the instructions on our website: http://seabrookislandbirders.org/contact/join-sib/.

Once you are a member, please complete the information below to register no later than Tuesday, November 15, 2016. All registrants will receive a confirmation letter on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Learn more about the Hawk Watch by visiting our SIB Volunteer Activities page: https://seabrookislandbirders.org/volunteer-opportunities.

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