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Jan 8, Feb 12
Generally, the second Monday of each month. For more information, see the Meetings page.
RECENT BIRD ALERT:
On Dec. 29, a Trumpeter Swan was spotted by Elaine Carwile in a pond adjacent to Route 254 on the northwest edge of Waynesboro. It has remained for several days...
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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.
Blue Ridge Young Birders
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Program for February 12 meeting:
Blue Ridge Wildflowers
Speaker: John Coiner
Our next "Birds & Brews, Wings & Wine" social hour will be: TBA
Thursday, October 26 at the Yelping Dog, downtown Staunton, starting at 6:00 PM; please RSVP to Peter Van Acker. Stable Craft Brewery, 375 Madrid Rd, Waynesboro, VA 22980
A few scenes from the holiday dinner on December 18:
On Sunday, December 17, nineteen members and friends of the Augusta Bird Club took part in the 118th Christmas Bird Count. We logged a total of 62 hours in the field and another 6 hours at feeder watch. We traveled about 478 mile by car and another 9 miles by foot. A total of 86 species of birds were found during the count day, and another 5 species were counted during count week which is 3 days before and after the count day. Including the count week, we had a total of 91 species. Among the biggest highlights were Greater White-fronted Goose, Ross's Goose, Cackling Goose, Broad-winged Hawk, Merlin, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Winter Wren, both Kinglets, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, and Palm Warbler.
December 30 dawned cold and gray, but a couple dozen intrepid counters sallied forth to see what could be found within the Waynesboro CBC count circle. Pending late reports that had not been submitted as of this writing, the overall tally will include at least 85 species. Among the biggest highlights were a Ruby-throated Hummingbird visiting Brenda Tekin's feeder, a tagged Trumpeter Swan that was found by Elaine Carwile, and a Peregrine Falcon sighted by Rick Keyser and Kate Jensen on the Blue Ridge Parkway.