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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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Have an enjoyable summer!
Last Saturday, June 13, Allen Larner organized and led a field trip to Highland County for six members and guests of the Augusta Bird Club. It was a great day to be in the mountains with cooler temps, a little bit of rain but that cooled things even a bit more, and the Mountain Laurel was in its full glory ... absolutely astonishing.... and the Rhododendron is starting to bud. We had a total of 74 species, if I have calculated things correctly, and out of that we had 14 warbler species. Here are some of the highlights:
All in all, it was a wonderful day of birding in Highland. All of us thanked Allen for arranging and for leading, and for sharing his great birding skills!
On Saturday, May 16, the Augusta Bird Club held its annual "Birding & Brunch" picnic at the Natural Chimneys Regional Park in Mount Solon. The group birded for an hour or so and then gathered for food and conversation. Among the highlights from the brief walk was: Yellow-throated Vireo, Great Crested Flycatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Pine Warbler, and Blackpoll Warbler.