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NONE, Sep 8
Generally, the second Monday of each month. For more information, see the Meetings page.
RECENT BIRD ALERT:
A Purple Gallinule has been seen since May 22 or so in the pond (Loth Springs) at the south end of the South River Greenway in Waynesboro, on Arch Ave. one block from Wayne Avenue. This is the second Purple Gallinule ever observed in Augusta County, the first being just last month when an injured one was found (also in Waynesboro) and taken to the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
Last bird alert:
29 May 2014
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Augusta Bird Club members may submit rare bird sightings by using the Update page. For further information, or to report any unusual sightings, please contact the rare bird alert coordinator, Allen Larner.
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Program for the September meeting:
On Sunday, June 1, Allen Larner led nine birders on a very successful field trip for the Augusta Bird Club to Highland County, and 84 species were tallied for the day within Highland County. We were able to find all of our target birds except Black-billed Cuckoo. Our successful target birds included Alder Flycatcher at the Beaver Ponds at Straight Fork, Golden-winged Warbler at Margaret O'Bryan's property on the West Virginia line, two Mourning Warblers on the Allegheny Road shrubby area about 1 mile from Laurel Fork Road, Canada Warbler along Laurel Fork Road, Vesper Sparrow on Heavner Lane, and Bobolinks throughout the Blue Grass Valley. At the top of the list of unexpected finds was a family of five Eastern Screech-Owls (red and gray morph parents, and 3 fledglings) shown to us by John Spahr, near the corner of Hardscrabble Road and Heavner Lane.