Williamsburg Bird Club Offers Three Bill Williams Nature Camp Scholarships

The Williamsburg Bird Club requests applications from Williamsburg, James City County, and York County students in grades 5 to 12 for the Bill Williams Nature Camp Scholarships, two full tuition scholarships for a two week summer camp program in 2016 at the Nature Camp in Vesuvius, Virginia (www.naturecamp.net).

Download the application here. The completed form should be submitted along with a 300-word essay about the student’s interest in nature and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. The application form includes additional details about requirements and camp expectations. Essays will be evaluated for the best age-appropriate expression of interest in nature and anticipated benefit from attending the camp. The deadline for applications is December 8, 2015. The Williamsburg Bird Club will contact the students who earn the scholarships by December 21, 2015.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 November 2015 04:54

Christmas Bird Count is Sunday, December 20

One of the most important dates in our Club’s birding year is Sunday, December 20! We want more than 100 counters again this year. That means YOU – out in the field with a team OR counting your backyard birds and reporting to Bill Williams your neighborhood location and your birds!
Questions – contact Bill at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 November 2015 23:00

Next bird walk Saturday, November 28 at 7 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, 15 November 2015 23:01

Field Trip to Dutch Gap January 16, 2016

Mark your calendars. Details to come.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 November 2015 21:53

Bird Walk at New Quarter Park November 14, 2015

Bird Walk at NQP Nov 14 2015

Back Row: Tom McCary, Jim Corliss, Zack Hubbard, Lisa Nickel, NJ and Madalyn Hubbard, David Lunt, Sue Mutell, Adriano Azambuja, Bob Long, Angelina Woo
Front Row: Geoff Giles, Betty Peterson, Anita Angelone, Susan Nordholm, Randi Heise, Cheryl Jacobson, Lieve Keeney, Lynn Collins, Cynthia Long, Sara Lewis (not pictured), Nancy Barnhart (behind the camera)

 New Quarter Park, York, Virginia, US
Nov 14, 2015 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Clear, 50F, breezy, roughly the middle of flood tide
32 species

Mute Swan  2     On the York River along the near (West) shoreline
Bufflehead  1
Double-crested Cormorant  14
Great Blue Heron  6
Great Egret  1
Black Vulture  13
Turkey Vulture  21
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Clapper Rail  2
Killdeer  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  3
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
Hermit Thrush  4
American Robin  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler  7
Dark-eyed Junco  3
White-throated Sparrow  12
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Common Grackle  1
American Goldfinch  1

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 November 2015 22:59

November 18 Meeting

American kestrelPlease join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, November 18th in William and Mary’s Andrews Hall, Room 101, beginning at 7:30. 

Please join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, November 18th in William and Mary’s Andrews Hall, Room 101, beginning at 7:30. Patti Reum will talk to us about the American Kestrel population concerns and VSO’s new project to install nest boxes to address these concerns. The “Kestrel Nest Box Project” is sponsored by the Virginia Society of Ornithology and headed up by Patti Reum and Dan Bieker of the VSO’s Conservation Committee. At our meeting, Patti Reum will describe the plight of the American Kestrel, the project to install nest boxes in appropriate habitat around Virginia, and what individuals and bird clubs need to do to get a kestrel nest box (or two or three...) installed in their areas. 


Don’t forget to bring your old bird books and magazines to our November 18th meeting and take part in the bird book swap. We will encourage a small donation in exchange for the books our members donate, to benefit our research grants and nature camp scholarships. This is a great opportunity to make room on your shelves for new bird reading and reference works, and to pass along the ones you no longer need to others who can enjoy them. 

Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2015 22:57

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. 

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015 21:37

Find Us on Facebook

Did you know the Williamsburg Bird Club has a facebook page?


Last Updated on Friday, 10 July 2015 19:33

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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014 20:02

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