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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
As the month of June heads to a close, the peak of breeding season is about to pass for most bird species. Some of the resident (non-migratory) species raise more than one clutch of eggs each year, and others such as American Goldfinches begin their breeding in mid-summer because they rely on thistle fibers to build their nests, and thistle plants do not mature until late June or July. Here are some of the recent photographic highlights taken by our members: