|Event Name:||3rd Annual Swallowtail Kite Outing|
|Event Description:||Enjoy a morning viewing Mississippi Kites and Swallow-Tailed Kites with bird enthusiasts and experts from around the Southeast, a wonderful trip for both birders and photographers. The Swallow-Tailed Kite has been called “the coolest bird on the planet.” With its deeply forked tail and bold black-and-white plumage, it is unmistakable in the summer skies above swamps of the Southeast. Flying with barely a wingbeat and maneuvering with twists of its incredible tail, it chases dragonflies or plucks frogs, lizards, snakes, and nestling birds from tree branches. After rearing its young in a treetop nest, the kite migrates to wintering grounds in South America.
8:00 AM Check-in and get on buses
8:30 AM Buses leave at 8:30 am for the Kite Observation field(s)
11:10 AM Load Buses to return to Education Center
11:30 AM Guest speaker Dr. Maria Whitehead **
12:30 PM Lunch
** Dr. Maria Whitehead studied Field Biology at Davidson University, then interned in Australia doing Avian Research. After returning to the states, she worked for South Carolina DNR counting wading bird colonies in swamps. She earned her Masters degree at the University of Georgia and her PhD at Clemson University. She has studied birds all over the world, and her passion has led her to land protection as a means to protect bird species.
"If your passion is avian conservation, then land protection is one of the ways you can promote the most change"
-Dr. Maria Whitehead
Tickets are $30 per person and are available online. Click here for an agenda and more details: http://lowersavannahriveralliance.org/events.html.
or Call (330) 428-4479
|Contact Person or Organization:||Lower Savannah River Alliance|
|Start Date/Time:||7/23/2016 8:00 AM|
|Directions:||Lower Savannah River Alliance Educational Center
12049 Burton's Ferry Highway
Allendale, SC 29810