One-day Pro Birder Field Day: Saturday, May 6, 2017 - $60.
Silver Bluff Sanctuary, Aiken County
nstructor: Steve Patterson (see bio below)
his trip will investigate the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at Silver Bluff. We will begin at the Visitor's Center and the nearby trails. This area includes varied habitat and longleaf pine/wiregrass stand that could contain Bachman's Sparrows while we're there. After lunch, we will explore the ponds managed for the endangered Wood Storks.
Steve began birding in 1981 shortly before entering Erskine College as a freshman. He learned all he could about how to identify what he found and started keeping a list. Since then he has birded in 1,050 counties in the United States, including every county in North Carolina, Florida, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, and of course South Carolina. Steve is the past compiler of the Long Cane and Rocky River Christmas Bird Counts, having founded Rocky River in 1991. He is a member of the American Birding Association, the Greenville County Bird Club, Aroostook Birders (Maine), and a lifetime member and former president the Carolina Bird Club.
Photo by Reg Daves.