The monthly birding tour is being organized for mid April by the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Manager of Natural History. This early morning two hour tour will be led by Carlos Chacon, a long time Manager at the Lowcountry Museum, who will guide bird enthusiasts through the maritime forest at Fish Haul Park and out toward the salt marsh to view many of the area’s indigenous birds on April 18th. You can expect to see many wading birds, as well as those who take cover in and among the live oaks. Possible birds that will be observed include: double-crested cormorant, willet, tri-colored heron, northern mockingbird, savannah sparrow, sanderling, white ibis and northern flicker.
Carlos will bring a spotting scope, but you should plan on bringing binoculars as well. And of course it is recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes, have some bug repellant handy along with sunscreen, and some bottled water. Those of you with a birding field guide are welcome to bring it along as it would be helpful, but is not mandatory. This excursion is limited to 14 participants. The cost is $20 per person. All interested birders should call the museum at 843-689-6767 ext 223 to make your reservation. Located less than 45 minutes away from Savannah’s Historic District, this eco-birding adventure in lowcountry South Carolina is worth the effort to move around in a coastal Maritime Forest/Salt Marsh Barrier Island environment in search of our fine feathered friends.