Audubon Outings

The Hilton Head Chapter offers local and regional "Audubon Outings" from several hours to several days duration, September through May. In addition there are seasonal "Audubon Newhall Preserve Walks" on a variety of ecological subjects.

Dates, times and details are posted in our newsletter the "Ecobon".

The Society also encourages participation in our National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count scheduled during the ten days before Christmas and the Great Backyard Bird Count in February.  Again for details see our newsletter.

 

December 6, 2014 Field Trip

Fourteen members of the Hilton Head Island Audubon Society visited Fish Haul Park for a couple of hours of birding with HHIAS Vice President Robert Rommel. The group had a very eventful afternoon with close to 50 species documented. Visit our Facebook page to see photos of this trip.

The list is below

Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
Black-Crowned Night Heron
Little Blue Heron (imm.)
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Great Egret
White Ibis
Wood Stork
Clapper Rail
 
Belted Kingfisher
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Eastern Phoebe
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Palm Warbler
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Finch
Song Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
*Painted Bunting (3-4 individuals – unusual at this time of year)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Mourning Dove
American Crow
 
Coopers Hawk
Osprey
 
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Bufflehead
 
Willet (Western race)
Short-billed Dowitcher
Sanderling
Dunlin
Marbled Godwit
Semipalmated Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Least Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
 
Black Skimmer
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Great Black-Backed Gull