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Outings are typically held on a Saturday morning, and guests are always welcome. In case of inclement weather, you may call the walk leader (if one is listed) for last minute changes or cancellations. We also list outings scheduled by other area bird clubs or organizations which are of special interest to our club.
GCBC Ongoing Outings:
When: Third Saturday of each month
When: Seasonal, September 1st through December 1st
GCBC Currently Scheduled Outings:
*** NOTE: IF PLANNING TO CARPOOL, PLEASE BE PREPARED TO CONTRIBUTE APPROXIMATELY 5 CENTS PER MILE TO THE DRIVER.
When: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - OUTING POSTPONED
Where: Hooper Lane, Henderson County, NC
Leader: JB Hines
Comments: OUTING POSTPONED. With few reports of migrating shorebirds, and not much recent rain, we'll postpone this and look for better conditions another time.
When: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Where: Lake Conestee Nature Park
Time: 7:00 AM until noon
Leader: Paul Serridge
Comments: The park entrance is at 840 Mauldin Road, Greenville (opposite a FedEx facility and the junction with Ridge Road). On entering the park, drive ~ 200 yards and turn left into a parking area behind the Little League ball fields. We meet at the trailhead at the upper corner of this parking area.
Along with our regular monthly Conestee walk, we will also have a slower-paced walk for beginners or anyone wanting to sleep in. We'll start at the Spanco Drive parking area at 8:00 AM and bird slowly along the paved trail, planning to be done by around 10:30.
When: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Where: Allendale and Orangeburg
Time: 7:00 AM until mid afternoon
Leader: Jeff Click
Comments: We'll look for Swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites in the
Allendale area, then make a stop by the Super Sod Farm in Orangeburg to
check for migrating shorebirds. Bring lunch, water, and sunscreen. We'll depart promptly at 7:00 AM from the parking lot of the Jeff Lynch at Roper Mountain Road and I-385. Note the optional extension to Bear Island and Donnelley for Sunday. Details below. Please contact Jeff Click if planning to attend all or part of this trip, so that logistics can be worked out.
When: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Where: Bear Island and Donnelley WMAs
Time: 7:00 AM until late afternoon
Leader: Jeff Click
Comments: This is a continuation of Saturday's trip, but can be attended separately if preferred. We'll start early to beat the heat, and head to Bear Island to find wading birds, shorebirds, and terns. We will work out details for the departure the evening before, but will leave from the hotel in Walterboro after breakfast. Returning to Greenville Sunday evening.
Trips and Events in the Works:
- August 16 - Lake Conestee
- September 13 - Jackson Park and Hooper Lane
- September 20 - Fall Migration Count and Lake Conestee (rain date 9/21)
- September 27 - Table Rock State Park (tentatively)
- October 4 - Cedar Falls Park, Gunter Road, and Holliday Circle
Outings and Events Sponsored by Other Organizations:
Organization: Keowee-Clemson Bird Club
Ventures, Incorporated has a regular schedule of outings in the Carolinas, throughout the United States, and internationally. For details, visit their web site at www.birdventures.com.
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