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Sep 8, Oct 13
Generally, the second Monday of each month. For more information, see the Meetings page.
RECENT BIRD ALERT:
Two immature White Ibises were spotted by Vic Laubach on the pond behind the Day's Inn on Bell's Lane in Staunton on Sunday, August 17.
Last bird alert:
18 Aug 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:
Hummingbirds: The Americas' Avian Jewels
Speaker: Dr. John Spahr
The 2014 season at Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch officially starts on Friday August 15. We're looking forward to another exciting season that should bring lots of raptors and surprises!
Mark your calendar! On Sunday, September 14, we will be hosting a day of fun we're calling "Where the Raptors Soar! A Day at the Hawk Watch." (This replaces our previous open house) The official hours of our Day at the Hawk Watch are 11am-3pm. We hope you can stop by to meet our volunteer counters, learn about what we do, how we do it and why and try out some binoculars and spotting scopes. Free refreshments will be provided, and educational materials and mounted raptor specimens will be on display. In addition, the Wildlife Center of Virginia will be giving a raptor presentation at 1pm including some live raptors!
The Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch is held on the grounds of the Inn at Afton, located right off I-64 (exit 99) at the intersections of Rt 250, Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. For more information, see www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has begun a "BirdCast" service, helping birders keep up with the latest movements in bird migration. See birdcast.info.
Andrew Clem went on a birding expedition to the deserts of Arizona this summer, and here are some of the photographic highlights: