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Because of the coronavirus, all Augusta Bird Club members are urged to abide by social distancing guidelines and mask wearing, in keeping with Governor Northam's emergency order. The ABC Board will be meeting in August to discuss the seed sale, field trips, and meetings. All members will be notified of our plans. In the meanwhile, stay safe and enjoy fall migrations.
There wil be a SPECIAL "Birds & Brews, Wings & Wine" social hour in honor of ABC founding member Grant Simmons, who will soon be moving away from our area. It will be held on Tuesday, June 25 at 5:30 pm, at the Mill Street Grill in Staunton.
Please RSVP to Crista Cabe at email@example.com.
After a slight postponement for reasons beyond our control, our annual fall bird seed sale is officially open for business! The order deadline is Friday, October 30, and the pickup date is Saturday, November 7, at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona, as usual.
If you had any doubt about the change of season, the recent cold snap should convince you that fall has arrived. Will that mean the migrating birds will be in a hurry to get to their tropical wintering grounds? You never know what surprises you'll find. Time's a-wastin'!
Human beings (at least those in the northern hemisphere) regard August as the climax of the summer season, but many bird species such as sandpipers and other shorebirds are already beginning to migrate south. Casual birders should also keep an eye out for Great Egrets, Glossy Ibises, and other wading birds that tend to wander outside their breeding range this time of year.