Field Trip to Sylvan Heights Bird Park, NC, June 30

Demoiselle CraneSeveral people have inquired about the possibility of organizing a club field trip to the Sylvan Heights Bird Park located in Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
 
The Sylvan Heights Bird Park is an 18-acre facility with aviaries displaying "over 2,000 waterfowl, parrots, toucans, flamingos, and other exotic birds from around the world." The aviaries are organized by continents with sections for South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Visiting the park is an excellent opportunity to observe many rare birds that most of us would likely never have the occasion to otherwise see in our lifetimes. The park's web site (http://shwpark.com) provides a nice overview of the park layout with photos of the aviaries and some of the bird species that we would be able to observe. The adult admission fee to the park is $10 ($8 for seniors).
 
The park is roughly a 2-1/2 hour drive from Williamsburg. We would make this a day trip with the plan to leave Williamsburg around 8AM. The park closes at 5PM, so we should be home no later than 9PM, expecting that we would stop for dinner during the return trip. Now that we're into the summer months, the roads would likely be less congested on weekdays compared to weekends. 
 
So far eleven people have signed up. There is still time to join us on the trip, so please send This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a note if you'd like to participate. 
 
PHOTO: Demoiselle Crane photo taken by Jeanette Navia at a recent visit to the park.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 June 2016 15:38

Next bird walk Saturday, July 9 at 8 a.m. at New Quarter Park

The Williamsburg Bird Club and New Quarter Park co-sponsor bird walks at New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Dr., Williamsburg, twice a month — the second and fourth Saturdays. The second Saturdays we meet at 8 a.m; the fourth Saturdays we meet at 7 a.m. Meet in the parking lot near the park office. Participants can stay as long as they’d like. Generally, the leader will walk about two hours or so, but participants can peel off as they like. Walks are free and open to the public. You need not be a member to join us. Just show up! Google map.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 June 2016 15:21

Summer

Twice-monthly bird walks at New Quarter Park continue throughout the summer. Some field trips will be held. Meetings, however, are on hold until the third week in September.

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Parking Pass for Bird Club Meetings

Be sure to download and print out this parking pass. Put it under your windshield when you come to our meetings. Meetings will start up again, after a summer break, in September. Come to Andrews Hall, College of William and Mary (in the back of the Phi Beta Kappa building at 601 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, Wednesday evening, September 16th, at 7:30. Members Ann and Gary Carpenter will present a discussion of the Roads Scholar trips, and show photos highlighting the birds the saw on their Roads Scholar bird trip in Texas.Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting. 

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The Birds of Virginia’s Colonial Historic Triangle

Cover of Bill Williams' book, Birds of Virginia's Historic Colonial Triangle

The Bird Club has published “The Birds of Virginia’s Colonial Historic Triangle.” Editor Bill Williams compiled the data from local birders' records since the 1960's and 1970's. The cover, shown here, sports a stunning photo of our mascot bird, a Red-headed Woodpecker taken by Club member Mike Powell at Greensprings Trail. The book contains over 30 color photos by local nature photographers.

You can obtain one of “Bill’s Books” at just about any Bird Club event. They are also available at Morrison’s Flowers and Gifts at Colony Square Shopping Center on Jamestown Road and at Wild Birds Unlimited at Monticello Marketplace.


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Principles of Birding Ethics

Download a copy of the VSO's Principles of Birding Ethics (pdf)

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