The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Birding at Pinckney Island, a bird watching program led by experienced bird watchers from the museum, on select days at 8 a.m. The walk will include the combination of habitats at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge.
These varying areas allow participants to see many different species of birds. Several species of shore birds can usually be seen in the mud flats in the salt marsh, while many species of wading birds could potentially be seen around the marsh and fresh water lagoons. Depending on the season, diverse birds can be spotted: Summer Tanager, Eastern Kingbird, Painted Bunting, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Egrets, Herons and many, many others.
Dates for walks include Feb. 1, 9, 15, 23, March 9, 15, 23, April 5, 14, 19, 27, May 3, 11, 18, 24, June 1, 7, 15, 21 and 29, 2017.
The outing is from 8-10 a.m. and space is limited (ages 12 and older). Participants are asked to bring their own binoculars and the program will be canceled in case of rain. The program is $12 per person and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or online at coastaldiscovery.org.