Ogeechee Audubon Field Trip There will be exceptionally high tides this weekend, which make for exciting birding on Tybee beach. So please join expert birder Diana Churchill and Ogeechee Audubon for a field trip to Fort Pulaski and Tybee Island’s North Beach on Saturday, Feb 1. Meet Diana at 8:00 a.m. at the bridge on the Ft Pulaski entrance road.
Some of the rarities that are possible in the vicinity of the fort include Saltmarsh and Nelson’s Sparrows, Sedge Wren, Brown Creeper, and Surf Scoter. There has also been a Snowy Owl that has put in an occasional appearance on the nearby Rails-to-Trails.
You can expect to find Oystercatchers, Purple Sandpipers, Lesser Black-backed Gulls and perhaps a Glaucous Gull or Piping Plover on the beach once the group gets to Tybee.
Bring binoculars, water and snacks, and a spotting scope if you have one. Dress warmly for chilly winds out on the beach. For more information, contact Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Note: This is not a Friends group activity but is presented as a service to our readers).