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  • Greensprings Boardwalk Bird Show

    13:00 -14:00
    01/01/2018

    1:00-2:00 p.m. at the boardwalk by the Old Beaver Pond. Come join in on the first bird walk of 2018! 

    Join Shirley Devan on New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2018 – at the Greensprings Trail Boardwalk for the 13th Annual “New Year’s Day Boardwalk Bird Show.” We’ll meet on the “old” boardwalk over the old beaver pond from 1–2 pm (not the Virginia Capitol Trail boardwalk.)

    Here’s the web site for this James City County trail: https://www.jamescitycountyva.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/Greensprings-Interpretive-Trail-48

    Park in the lot at the end of Eagle Way, beyond Jamestown High School. Come as you are; bring visiting family, friends and children; come early, stay late or just drop by. Celebrate the New Year with a birding adventure close to home with birding friends. Remember, every bird is a year bird on New Year’s Day! Hope to see you there.
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  • Bird Walk at New Quarter Park, 1/13/2018

    08:00 -10:00
    01/13/2018

    1000 Lakeshead Dr., Williamsburg, Va

    1000 Lakeshead Dr., Williamsburg, Va

    8:00-10:00 1000 Lakeshead Dr., Williamsburg Meet in parking lot near park office. Bring binoculars or borrow some from the office. Free and open to the public.

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  • CANCELLED: January Meeting: Matt Anthony “Magee Marsh”

    19:00 -21:30
    01/17/2018

    605 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA

    605 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA

    This meeting has been cancelled due to the winter storm. We hope to have Matt speak in a future month.

    Please join us at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 17th, in Integrated Science Center, room 1280, for a program given by our speaker, W&M student, Matt Anthony. His topic is a fascinating one….Magee Marsh. Situated on the southern shore of Lake Erie, this is a prime stopover for North American warblers during spring migration. Every year thousands of birders, photographers, and nature lovers flock to this location in spring to witness the unforgettable spectacle of large songbird concentrations preparing to migrate across the great lake toward their breeding grounds in the north. Many birders makebthe trip annually. Magee Marsh is just one of those special places that you feel compelled to return to year after year. You can reasonably expect to see 30 species of warblers (including the vireos) there and the endangered Kirtland’s Warbler often shows up mid-May. Come join us to learn more about this magical spot, so you too can plan a trip there next spring.

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  • CBBT Boat Trip, January 20, 2018

    08:30 -13:00
    01/20/2018

    The Williamsburg Bird Club is sponsoring a boat trip to Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Islands Saturday, January 20th, 2018. Geoff Giles has chartered a large comfortable boat (ample heated cabin space, rest room, tables, and indoor seating) for this eye-level look at the bay ducks and other wonderful species (harbor seals and perhaps whales) around the tunnel islands. Birding and photo opportunities should be very good from the boat.
     
    The boat will stay around the CBBT tunnel islands and pilings and will likely go as far as Fisherman Island near the Eastern Shore and then out to the Capes near the mouth of the Bay if the birds are there. The CBBT area tends to have smoother water than ocean trips with many of the same exciting views of birds. It will be possible to do some birding from the warm, dry cabin, but the best views and photos will be from outside on deck, so clothing that protects against wind and dampness is recommended.
     
    Gather at 8:30 a.m. to board the Bay Princess, which will leave at 9 a.m. from Lynnhaven Inlet at 3311 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, January 20th, and return to the dock at about 1 pm. 
     
    The fee is $30 per person. Your check is your reservation. Please sign up soon (by mailing in your check) to save your space. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis until the trip is filled.
     
    Please make checks ($30.00 per person) payable to “Williamsburg Bird Club” and mail to Ann Carpenter, PO Box 764, Lightfoot, VA 23090. Include your email address and phone number so Geoff can get back to you to confirm and let you know the final details.
     
    For additional info contact Geoff Giles at tylerandal2@aol.com or (757) 645-8716. More info at Bird Club web site: http://williamsburgbirdclub.org/
     
    There is a very good seafood restaurant dockside for those inclined to have lunch on return. If the trip gets weathered out, we’ll return your check, of course, or give you the option of a rain date about two weeks later.
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  • Bird Walk at a local park, 1/27/2018

    08:00 -10:00
    01/27/2018

    8:00-10:00 Check back for details as to where this will be held!

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February
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February