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Nov 9, Dec 14
Generally, the second Monday of each month. For more information, see the Meetings page.
RECENT BIRD ALERT:
On February 24, an apparent Smith's Longspur was seen near the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, along with several Lapland Longspurs and many Horned Larks. Since January, a Trumpeter Swan and one or two Tundra Swans have been seen at or near Silver Lake, near Dayton in Rockingham County.
Last bird alert:
24 Feb 2015
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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 November 9, 2015 meeting:
Birding in Patagonia
There have been many amazing sightings at the 2015 Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, which will soon come to an end for this year. On multiple days, all three "regular" falcon species -- American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, and Merlin -- have been seen. As of November 4, 10,497 Broad-winged Hawks, 1,430 Sharp-shinned Hawks, and 181 Bald Eagles have been recorded. Among the various "oddities" observed, a leucistic (partially white) Turkey Vulture was seen and photographed by Brenda Tekin in late October.
During the autumn months, you can often see a mix of summer and winter birds, as this photo below illustrates: