FRIPP AUDUBON CLUB

2015-2016
ANNUAL SUMMARY



Our Mission Statement

The Fripp Audubon Club’s mission is to educate and engage members
 on all things related to wildlife with particular emphasis on birding.



The Audubon club sponsors field trips and collaborates with schools
 and community groups throughout Beaufort County


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Co-Presidents Pat Cotter Pete Richards
Vice President- Vacant
Secretary Acting - Betsy Richards
Treasurer - Linda Freeman
Membership - Dorothy Perkins
Communications - Bob Freeman
IBA and Chamber Rep - John Albert
Website - Tony Natoli 
Fripp Turtles Liaison - Janie Lackman
Fripp Island Resort - Jessica Miller - Collins Strickland
BES Partnership - Kathy Agee
Bluebird Committee - Kevin Rice
Audubon Trail - Cyndi White


         ACTIVITIES

MEETINGS
                7 PROGRAMS
                575 PARTICIPANTS
                315 SPECIAL EVENTS

FIELD TRIPS
                5 FIELD TRIPS
                80 PARTICIPANTS

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT
                122 SPECIES SEEN
                14,484 BIRDS COUNTED
                58 PARTICIPANTS


FRIPP ISLAND BLUE BIRD TRAIL
20 Monitored Boxes Monitor Team of 18 Members
9 of 15 boxes produced Hatchlings 15 Carolina Chickadees and 45 Blue Birds


Global IBA
In November of 2009 the Beaufort Barrier Islands IBA was designated as an area of national importance by the Audubon Society.
 This was due to the very large numbers of shore, sea and wading birds that either breed, winter and use the islands as a
 rest stop during their migrations. Many of these birds are endangered or threatened species.

In May of 2015 a further study of the islands led to their designation as an area of Global importance.



Beaufort Barrier Islands Received Global IBA Status


Community Outreach
Birds of Prey Port Royal Elementary Beaufort Elementary - YMCA
911 Students and Attendees



BEAUFORT ELEMENTARY PARTNERSHIP

OCTOBER 26TH BIRDS OF THE NIGHT-LIVE OWLS AND BATS - 80 students

NOVEMBER 23 OWL PELLET EXAMINATION AND DISSECTION 80 students

DECEMBER 15 CLAY BIRD AND BIRD FEEDER WORKSHOPS 81 students

MARCH 24 BIRDS OF PREY-LIVE BIRDS IN CAFETERIA 400 students

MARCH 30 WORKSHOP ON WADING BIRDS 80 students

APRIL 8TH FIELD TRIP TO PORT ROYAL ROOKERY 81 students

TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENT PARTICIPANTS 1043 students


PORT ROYAL BIRTHDAY FOR THE BIRDS
OVER 300 PARTICIPANTS



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