Next bird walk Saturday, May 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, 22 May 2016 01:06

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.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 May 2016 01:14

Bird Walk at New Quarter Park, May 14

We had a great group come out to enjoy the long-awaited warm and dry weather on our regular walk in New Quarter Park May 14. Highlights were the plethora of Blackpoll Warblers plus a Red-eyed Vireo on its nest. Several folks were able to snap photos of the vireo, this one from Nancy Barnhart.

 

Bird Walk Participants, May 14, 2016

New Quarter Park, York, Virginia, US
May 14, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Sunny, 70F, light breeze
47 species

Canada Goose  5
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  2
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey  6
Bald Eagle  2
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Laughing Gull  3
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Acadian Flycatcher  6
Great Crested Flycatcher  7
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  8
Eastern Bluebird  1
Veery  1
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  3
Cedar Waxwing  14
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  1
Blackpoll Warbler  5
Black-throated Blue Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Summer Tanager  4
Northern Cardinal  5
Common Grackle  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
American Goldfinch  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29635927

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 May 2016 01:08

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Last Updated on Friday, 10 July 2015 19:33

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

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

Principles of Birding Ethics

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

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 September 2012 16:36

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