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 belowYellow-Crowned Night HeronBlack-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