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Thursday, November 2nd• 7:15 PM • Tyvola Senior Center
Bulls Island lies three miles off the mainland of South Carolina between Mt. Pleasant and McClellanville and is the largest of four barrier islands found within the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. The island is 5,000 acres consisting of maritime forest, fresh and brackish water impoundments, salt marsh and white sandy beaches. Over 290 species of birds have been recorded on the refuge with most being found on or near Bulls. Gadwall, Scaup, Ring-necked, Canvasback and Teal can be found in the impoundments. Yellowlegs, plovers, Dunlins and Sanderlings are best viewed on the mud flats and beaches. Warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers and raptors abound in the lush forest of Bulls Island.
Refuge managers must manage wildlife habitat for the main or prevalent species found there. To assist the managers in their decision making, volunteer birders have conducted an ongoing, semimonthly waterfowl/shorebird survey on the island since 2008 to address the basic question of exactly what avian species use Bulls, and when. David McLean, a life-long birder who has been birding Bulls since the mid 1970s, joined that survey effort in December 2011 and quickly assumed coordinating oversight of the ongoing survey. Refuge managers must manage wildlife habitat for the main or prevalent species found there. David’s presentation will be a first look at the overall data collected from the waterfowl/ shorebird survey. It will include a look at possible short-term (i.e. weeks to months) and long-term (i.e. years) trends, and will showcase a little show-and-tell about some of the rarities seen on the survey.
So, join us on Thursday, November 2nd at the Tyvola Senior Center (2225 Tyvola Rd.) to learn more about this fascinating island off the coast of South Carolina. Come early, 6:45 PM, to enjoy some bird friendly coffee (decaf of course!). Bring a mug and take some coffee for the drive home. Program will begin at 7:15 PM.
 
Loons on
Lake Jocassee
January 6, 2018
Normally we have our annual Potluck & Photos meeting in January. This year we are moving it to December because we are excited to have Dr. Jim Paruk for our monthly January meeting (01/04/18). Dr Paruk is one
of the country’s leading researchers in the study of common loons. He will be talking about his research at Lake Jocassee in SC.
As a follow-up to his presentation we have arranged for a guided boat tour on the Lake Jocassee to see the loons up-close and personal on Saturday, 01/06/17 . The cost will be $35 per person for the tour.
The tour will originate in Devils Fork State Park outside of Salem, SC. It is about 3.5 hours from Charlotte, depending on where you live in Charlotte. The boat will depart at 11 AM sharp and last about 2 hours. You will need to be at the boat dock by 10:30 AM. I you The tour will originate in Devils Fork State Park outside of Salem, SC. It is about 3.5 hours from Charlotte, depending on where you live in Charlotte. The boat will depart at 11 AM sharp and last about 2 hours. You will need to be at the boat dock by 10:30 AM. I you want to make it an overnight, it about 1.5 hrs. from Spartenburg and about 1 hr from Greenville.want to make it an overnight, it about 1.5 hrs. from Spartenburg and about 1 hr from Greenville.
Please sign up with our Paypal link (https://goo.gl/F9Jued) as we need to give a preliminary count by Dec 11th. We need a minimun of 10 participants with a maximum of 35 participants.
 
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Order Birds & Beans Coffee from MAS and support habitat conservation for the Wood Thrush in Central America.
Regular 12 oz. - $14.00
Regular 32 oz. - $25.00
Decaf 12 oz. - $15.00
Decaf 32 oz. - $27.00
For more information about the different roasts and Birds & Beans.
To pre-order your coffee for pick-up at the monthly meeting email Bill Duston [bduston@carolina.rr.com] and provide him with the following information: Name, Phone Number, Email address, Number of bags desired, Type of coffee, Grind type, and Size.
 
 
 
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