The purpose of the Bird Club is to promote interest in the study of wild birds; protect birds and their habitat; and share the joy of birding with others. To these ends, we sponsor these events throughout the year:
- Our monthly newsletter, The Flyer, is published nine times per year.
- Monthly programs on 3rd Wednesday nights every month except June, July and December. Our meetings are usually in Andrews Hall, Room 101, on the campus of William & Mary at 7:30. We feature local and visiting experts who share their travels, research, and expertise with the members. Refreshments follow each meeting.
- Monthly field trips to “birdy” spots around Tidewater usually the 3rd Saturday morning of most months except July and December.
- Twice-a-month bird walks at New Quarter Park near Queens Lake in York County. The 2nd Saturday bird walk begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Park Office. The 4th Saturday bird walk begins at 7:00 a.m.
- Audubon Christmas Bird Count in late December each year.
- Spring Bird Count in May of each year.
- Donation of 10 – 12 books about birding to the Williamsburg Regional Library each year.
- Speakers Bureau of birders to speak to local community groups. Contact us.
- Scholarships to local youth to attend Nature Camp in Vesuvius, VA during the summer.
- Scholarships to William & Mary ornithology graduate students to assist their research into bird behavior, populations, and habitat.
|Aug 11 at 8:00AM Field Trip to Craney Island|
|Aug 12 at 8:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|Aug 26 at 7:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|Sep 9 at 8:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|Sep 20 at 7:00 PM September Meeting – 40th Anniversary|
|Sep 23 at 7:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
Header photos by Shirley Devan (birders), Inge Curtis (Prothonotary Warbler adult and juvenile), and Jeanette Navia (Red-headed Woodpecker)