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.
How Much Should Major Polluters Pay? A DuPont Settlement Provides a Model
A biologist traced mercury from a company spill to contamination in songbirds, and devised a new way to hold polluters financially accountable.
“John Swaddle believes he can save a lot of birds just by getting them to look up.”
The Williamsburg Bird Club awarded a grant to help fund research to prevent deadly bird collisions.
For the club’s 40th anniversary celebration, Deane Gordon contacted local elementary and middle schools with a proposal to have students produce artwork that would capture our organization’s significant milestone. Fifty-six students from area schools — Abingdon Elementary School, Gloucester (47), Coventry Elementary School, York (13), Grafton Bethel Elementary School, York (1), Waller Mill Elementary School, York (1) Grafton Middle School, York (1), Tabb Elementary School, York (3) — submitted works. The artwork was divided into five groups and is displayed in the Tabb Library lobby, Wild Birds Unlimited in Williamsburg, the Backyard Birder in Williamsburg, the Yorktown Library, and the JCC Library on Croaker Road. In September, the student’s art pieces will be brought together for the club’s anniversary celebration.