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RECENT BIRD ALERT:

During the first two weeks of April, Wilson's Snipes, Wood Ducks, Blue-winged Teals, and Gadwalls have all been seen in the beaver pond along the north part of Bell's Lane.

Last bird alert:

12 Apr 2017

Due to a wave of spam attacks, this Web site feature has been disabled for the time being. Stay tuned for further announcements.

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.


"50 for 50" sponsors

As part of the celebration of the August Bird Club's 50th Anniversary, we are holding a drawing for a door prize at each of our meetings during the 2016-2017 year. You must be a club member and present at the meeting to be eligible. "50 for 50" refers to the usual value ($50) of the door prize, though in some cases it may worth more than that. We appreciate the donations from area business establishments, and encourage our members to patronize them.

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Birds of Augusta County book cover

Birds of Augusta County, edited by YuLee Larner. We still have copies available for a small donation; if interested, please contact Dan Perkuchin. They may also be found at local public libraries and school libraries.

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News

Last news update: 21 Jun 2017

Our next "Birds & Brews, Wings & Wine" social hour will be:
6:00 PM, Thursday, June 29, 2017
The Bistro, 18 Byers Street, Staunton
RSVP to Penny Warren by June 27!


Golden-winged Warbler

A return trip to Highland County nine days after the June 3 field trip finally yielded a good view of the elusive Golden-winged Warbler:

Golden-winged Warbler

Golden-winged Warbler, near the home of the late Margaret O'Bryan, north of Blue Grass, Virginia. (June 12, 2017)

Highland County field trip

The Augusta Bird Club's annual late-spring field trip to Highland County led by Allen Larner (on Saturday, June 3) took place under ideal weather conditions, and was well-attended, as usual. We saw nearly all of the "target species" except for Bald Eagles, though we only had brief glimpses of a Golden-winged Warbler and a Mourning Warbler. A full report on the event is being prepared. Here are some of the highlights from the trip:

Montage 03 Jun 2017

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Bobolink, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Belted Kingfisher, Canada Warbler, American Redstart, Eastern Phoebe, Yellow Warbler, and (in center) Grasshopper Sparrow.

Allen, others at Confederate Breastworks

Brief stop at Confederate Breastworks.

Folks, cars, Snowy Mountain

The first major stop was at the home of the late Margaret O'Bryan, near Snowy Mountain.

Straight Fork wetlands

Straight Fork wetlands, where we saw a Least Flycatcher.

Bridge on Laurel Fork

Ed and Nancy Lawler, at the Bridge over Laurel Fork.

Lunch break at Laurel Fork

Lunch break at Laurel Fork, in the midst of a rhododendron forest where Canada Warblers regularly breed.


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