THIS MONTH'S BIRD NOOZ

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Our next membership meeting will be held at Pinckney Hall, 4 PM, on Wednesday, February 6th. Note the room change, It will feature Lex Glover, an expert birder and Baltimore Oriole enthusiast. 

This meeting is very important to attend because we will be voting on our budget. Only those who have renewed for 2019 may vote and without your vote, we will not be able to continue all the many activities planned, especially Mayfest and monthly speakers.

Finally, on the Friday following the meeting, I will regretfully be removing the emails from our ISLC list of those who have not renewed their membership for 2019. 

If you haven’t renewed you can easily do so by emailing me your name, contact information, and Activity card number. $10 will be charged to your card and your membership will be continued through 2019. You can also drop off a check made out to Sun City Bird Club with your contact information at 16 Biltmore Drive or renew at our February meeting.

 
For Free Installation – to protect bird life in our community a Sun City Bird Club member will make and install Acopian Bird Savers as shown here for $5 (cost of materials) on first floor windows.  Contact Jim Cubie at 1-843-991-1059 (you must dial the “1” from landlines) or at jimcubie1@gmail.com.
 Help Sustain the Environment for life here on Earth.
A list of actions homeowners can take to eliminate bird strikes to their window can be found HERE
CLICK HERE to view a spreadsheet detailing the Christmas Bird Count for many years and in many communities

CLICK HERE for list of Low Country Birding sites ranging from here in Sun City to as much as a 2 hour drive

 

Please Drink Bird Friendly Coffee

     Different Certifications:

•  Bird Friendly – this is the only true shade grown certification
•  Organic – no prohibited substances even if grown in another country
•  Rainforest Alliance – sustainable agriculture
•  Fair Trade – really about poverty

 

According to Bird Watching Daily

1. Consider country of origin – Costa Rica, Brazil and Columbia more sun grown coffees

2. Smaller companies better than multinationals

3. Price – cheap is not sustainable for the farmer and the environment

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