The birds have been voracious at our feeders. Parents have been introducing their fledglings
to the feeder station, and the activity is almost nonstop.
Beyond the birds that you want to see, do you have squirrels at your feeders? We can help. A
Blackbird invasion? We have ideas. Our critter solutions will be on sale from August 1-15, 2018.
Products included are Hot Pepper and Safflower food, baffles and cages.
When it’s hot, it’s important to have clean, fresh water available for the birds. If you don’t live
on a lake, pond or river, bird baths can provide a place for the birds to drink from and cool off in.
Bird baths will be 15% off of their regular price from August 16-31, 2018.
We are very excited that Mike Walker will join us on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.,
to share information about Sea Turtles! Mike’s knowledge and experience started long before
his career as the Park Ranger at Huntington Beach State Park. The park had a record number
of Sea Turtle nests in 2017, thanks to his efforts and many volunteers. Please join us at the shop
for his presentation! Call to reserve your seat at 843/748-0989.
Huntington Beach State Park offers Coastal Bird Walks every Wednesday until the end of August,
from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. The walkers meet in the Causeway Parking Lot. Remember to take your
binoculars, bug spray and water!!
Opportunities remain for anyone interested in monitoring the Bluebird Trail at
Huntington Beach State Park. If you are interested in the project, please let us know!
Thanks to everyone who participated in July’s Feeder Swap! All feeders that can be refurbished
will be donated this month to area assisted living and hospice facilities. Your generosity will
brighten up someone else’s day!
Songbird (and birds of prey) sightings in the area over the past couple of months have been:
Acadian Flycatcher, American Crow, American Goldfinch, American Redstart, American Robin, Bald Eagle,
Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Barred Owl, Black-and-white Warbler, Bluebirds, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Blue Grosbeak, Blue Jay, Brown-headed Cowbird, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Brown Thrasher, Carolina Chickadee,
Carolina Wren, Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, Chuck-will’s-widow, Cliff Swallow, Common Yellowthroat,
Cooper’s Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Wood-Pewee,
Grackle, Gray Catbird, Great Crested Flycatcher, Great Horned Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, House Finch,
House Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Kentucky Warbler, Marsh Wren, Mississippi Kite, Mourning Dove,
Northern Cardinal, Northern Flicker, Northern Mockingbird, Northern Parula, Northern Rough-winged Swallow,
Orchard Oriole, Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, Pileated Woodpecker, Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler,
Prothonotary Warbler, Purple Finch, Purple Martin, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-eyed Vireo,
Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-winged Blackbird,
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Seaside Sparrow,
Starlings, Summer Tanager, Swallow-tailed Kite, Tree Swallow, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch,
White-eyed Vireo, Wood Thrush, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Yellow-throated Vireo,
Yellow-throated Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler
Stay cool (and dry) - keep feeding the birds!
Diane and Rich DuLoft
Wild Birds Unlimited
8703 U.S. Highway 17 Bypass - Suite E
Surfside Beach, SC 29575