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  • Bird Walk at College Creek Beach, 2/10/2018

    08:00 -10:00
    02/10/2018

    Colonial Parkway

    Colonial Parkway

    Jim Corliss, front, leads birders on a walk at College Creek, along the Colonial Parkway. Photo by Judy Jones.
    12Canada Goose
    1Mallard
    120Lesser Scaup
    1Bufflehead
    18Red-breasted Merganser
    1Common Loon
    170Double-crested Cormorant
    3Brown Pelican
    12Great Blue Heron
    1Sharp-shinned/Cooper’s Hawk
    6Bald Eagle
    1Killdeer
    1Bonaparte’s Gull
    4Ring-billed Gull
    6Herring Gull
    1Great Black-backed Gull
    30gull sp.
    7Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
    1Belted Kingfisher
    3Blue Jay
    9American Crow
    1Fish Crow
    4crow sp.
    1Carolina Chickadee
    1Tufted Titmouse
    2Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    1Eastern Bluebird
    11Yellow-rumped Warbler
    2White-throated Sparrow
    3Song Sparrow
    3Northern Cardinal
    Photo by Judy Jones
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  • Great Backyard Bird Count

    All day
    02/17/2018-02/18/2018

    How to Participate:
     
    The 21st annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 16, through Monday, February 19, 2018. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information.  When you click on the button: how to participate you will see these three easy steps:
    1. Create a free GBBC account if you have never participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count or any other Cornell Lab citizen-science project, or have not participated in the GBBC since 2013. If you already created an account for the GBBC in the past, or if you’re already registered with eBird or another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing user name and password.
    2. Count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the GBBC. You can count for longer than that if you wish! Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like—one day, two days, or all four days. Submit a separate checklist for each new day, for each new location, or for the same location if you counted at a different time of day. Estimate the number of individuals of each species you saw during your count period.
    3. Enter your results on the GBBC website by clicking the “Submit Observations” tab on the home page. You may also download the free eBird Mobile app to enter data on a mobile device. If you already participate in the eBird citizen-science project, please use eBird to submit your sightings during the GBBC. Your checklists will count toward the GBBC. 
  • February 17th Field: Dutch Gap Conservation Area

    February 17th Field: Dutch Gap Conservation Area

    07:45 -12:00
    02/17/2018

    341 Henricus Park Rd., Chester, VA

    341 Henricus Park Rd., Chester, VA

    Thankfully for our duck friends, the weather has been warmer and Dutch Gap is no longer frozen over. This will be the location for our February 17th field trip. We plan on meeting at 7:45 am at Colony Square Shopping Center, 1301 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, to carpool and for a prompt departure at 8 am. The address for Dutch Gap is: 341 Henricus Park Rd., Chester, VA 23836
    Eleven species of ducks were seen there in the last week along with Wilson’s Snipe and Rusty Blackbirds so it should be a great day. You can call Geoff Giles with questions at 757-645-8716.

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  • Great Backyard Bird Count

    All day
    02/18/2018-02/18/2018

    How to Participate:
     
    The 21st annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 16, through Monday, February 19, 2018. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information.  When you click on the button: how to participate you will see these three easy steps:
    1. Create a free GBBC account if you have never participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count or any other Cornell Lab citizen-science project, or have not participated in the GBBC since 2013. If you already created an account for the GBBC in the past, or if you’re already registered with eBird or another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing user name and password.
    2. Count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the GBBC. You can count for longer than that if you wish! Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like—one day, two days, or all four days. Submit a separate checklist for each new day, for each new location, or for the same location if you counted at a different time of day. Estimate the number of individuals of each species you saw during your count period.
    3. Enter your results on the GBBC website by clicking the “Submit Observations” tab on the home page. You may also download the free eBird Mobile app to enter data on a mobile device. If you already participate in the eBird citizen-science project, please use eBird to submit your sightings during the GBBC. Your checklists will count toward the GBBC. 
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  • Spring Bird Count

    All day
    02/19/2018-05/06/2018

    Our annual Williamsburg Spring Bird Count will be Sunday, May 6.  We conduct the Spring Bird Count (SBC) within the same 15-mile diameter count circle that we use for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.  The count data, however, is not compiled by the Audubon Society. Instead, we record the SBC results into a database that we maintain ourselves as part of the Williamsburg Bird Club’s work to monitor our local bird populations throughout the year. Our club conducted it’s first SBC on May 6, 1978. 
     
    Please consider participating, either as a feeder watcher or in the field. If you enjoyed feeder-watching for last year’s Christmas Bird Count, then this is a great opportunity to do it again. Simply record your species counts at your feeders and then send them to your sector leader like you did for the CBC. If you sent your feeder counts to Jim Corliss for last year’s CBC, then you can simply do that again for the SBC. If you’re unsure who your sector leader is or if you’re new to feeder-watching for our bird counts, then please contact me with questions.
     
    If you’ve previously participated in the field and would like to do it again, then please contact the sector leader with whom you worked last time. You can also contact Jim for assistance getting hooked up with a field team. The more eyes we have in the field the more birds we’ll spot, so please don’t hesitate to get involved.
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  • Spring Bird Count

    All day
    02/20/2018-05/06/2018

    Our annual Williamsburg Spring Bird Count will be Sunday, May 6.  We conduct the Spring Bird Count (SBC) within the same 15-mile diameter count circle that we use for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.  The count data, however, is not compiled by the Audubon Society. Instead, we record the SBC results into a database that we maintain ourselves as part of the Williamsburg Bird Club’s work to monitor our local bird populations throughout the year. Our club conducted it’s first SBC on May 6, 1978. 
     
    Please consider participating, either as a feeder watcher or in the field. If you enjoyed feeder-watching for last year’s Christmas Bird Count, then this is a great opportunity to do it again. Simply record your species counts at your feeders and then send them to your sector leader like you did for the CBC. If you sent your feeder counts to Jim Corliss for last year’s CBC, then you can simply do that again for the SBC. If you’re unsure who your sector leader is or if you’re new to feeder-watching for our bird counts, then please contact me with questions.
     
    If you’ve previously participated in the field and would like to do it again, then please contact the sector leader with whom you worked last time. You can also contact Jim for assistance getting hooked up with a field team. The more eyes we have in the field the more birds we’ll spot, so please don’t hesitate to get involved.
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  • Spring Bird Count

    All day
    02/21/2018-05/06/2018

    Our annual Williamsburg Spring Bird Count will be Sunday, May 6.  We conduct the Spring Bird Count (SBC) within the same 15-mile diameter count circle that we use for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.  The count data, however, is not compiled by the Audubon Society. Instead, we record the SBC results into a database that we maintain ourselves as part of the Williamsburg Bird Club’s work to monitor our local bird populations throughout the year. Our club conducted it’s first SBC on May 6, 1978. 
     
    Please consider participating, either as a feeder watcher or in the field. If you enjoyed feeder-watching for last year’s Christmas Bird Count, then this is a great opportunity to do it again. Simply record your species counts at your feeders and then send them to your sector leader like you did for the CBC. If you sent your feeder counts to Jim Corliss for last year’s CBC, then you can simply do that again for the SBC. If you’re unsure who your sector leader is or if you’re new to feeder-watching for our bird counts, then please contact me with questions.
     
    If you’ve previously participated in the field and would like to do it again, then please contact the sector leader with whom you worked last time. You can also contact Jim for assistance getting hooked up with a field team. The more eyes we have in the field the more birds we’ll spot, so please don’t hesitate to get involved.
  • February Meeting: Birds from Busch Gardens

    19:00 -21:30
    02/21/2018

    605 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA

    605 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA

    February is always our joint meeting with the WBC and the Historic Rivers Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists.  Last year we all were so amazed by the wonderful birds from Busch Gardens that we have invited them back.   The representatives of Busch Gardens with be bringing some different, beautiful wild bird visitors.   Be sure to use your parking pass. 

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  • Spring Bird Count

    All day
    02/22/2018-05/06/2018

    Our annual Williamsburg Spring Bird Count will be Sunday, May 6.  We conduct the Spring Bird Count (SBC) within the same 15-mile diameter count circle that we use for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.  The count data, however, is not compiled by the Audubon Society. Instead, we record the SBC results into a database that we maintain ourselves as part of the Williamsburg Bird Club’s work to monitor our local bird populations throughout the year. Our club conducted it’s first SBC on May 6, 1978. 
     
    Please consider participating, either as a feeder watcher or in the field. If you enjoyed feeder-watching for last year’s Christmas Bird Count, then this is a great opportunity to do it again. Simply record your species counts at your feeders and then send them to your sector leader like you did for the CBC. If you sent your feeder counts to Jim Corliss for last year’s CBC, then you can simply do that again for the SBC. If you’re unsure who your sector leader is or if you’re new to feeder-watching for our bird counts, then please contact me with questions.
     
    If you’ve previously participated in the field and would like to do it again, then please contact the sector leader with whom you worked last time. You can also contact Jim for assistance getting hooked up with a field team. The more eyes we have in the field the more birds we’ll spot, so please don’t hesitate to get involved.
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  • Spring Bird Count

    All day
    02/23/2018-05/06/2018

    Our annual Williamsburg Spring Bird Count will be Sunday, May 6.  We conduct the Spring Bird Count (SBC) within the same 15-mile diameter count circle that we use for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.  The count data, however, is not compiled by the Audubon Society. Instead, we record the SBC results into a database that we maintain ourselves as part of the Williamsburg Bird Club’s work to monitor our local bird populations throughout the year. Our club conducted it’s first SBC on May 6, 1978. 
     
    Please consider participating, either as a feeder watcher or in the field. If you enjoyed feeder-watching for last year’s Christmas Bird Count, then this is a great opportunity to do it again. Simply record your species counts at your feeders and then send them to your sector leader like you did for the CBC. If you sent your feeder counts to Jim Corliss for last year’s CBC, then you can simply do that again for the SBC. If you’re unsure who your sector leader is or if you’re new to feeder-watching for our bird counts, then please contact me with questions.
     
    If you’ve previously participated in the field and would like to do it again, then please contact the sector leader with whom you worked last time. You can also contact Jim for assistance getting hooked up with a field team. The more eyes we have in the field the more birds we’ll spot, so please don’t hesitate to get involved.
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  • Spring Bird Count

    All day
    02/24/2018-05/06/2018

    Our annual Williamsburg Spring Bird Count will be Sunday, May 6.  We conduct the Spring Bird Count (SBC) within the same 15-mile diameter count circle that we use for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.  The count data, however, is not compiled by the Audubon Society. Instead, we record the SBC results into a database that we maintain ourselves as part of the Williamsburg Bird Club’s work to monitor our local bird populations throughout the year. Our club conducted it’s first SBC on May 6, 1978. 
     
    Please consider participating, either as a feeder watcher or in the field. If you enjoyed feeder-watching for last year’s Christmas Bird Count, then this is a great opportunity to do it again. Simply record your species counts at your feeders and then send them to your sector leader like you did for the CBC. If you sent your feeder counts to Jim Corliss for last year’s CBC, then you can simply do that again for the SBC. If you’re unsure who your sector leader is or if you’re new to feeder-watching for our bird counts, then please contact me with questions.
     
    If you’ve previously participated in the field and would like to do it again, then please contact the sector leader with whom you worked last time. You can also contact Jim for assistance getting hooked up with a field team. The more eyes we have in the field the more birds we’ll spot, so please don’t hesitate to get involved.
  • Bird Walk at New Quarter Park, 2/24/2018

    08:00 -10:00
    02/24/2018

    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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  • Spring Bird Count

    All day
    02/25/2018-05/06/2018

    Our annual Williamsburg Spring Bird Count will be Sunday, May 6.  We conduct the Spring Bird Count (SBC) within the same 15-mile diameter count circle that we use for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.  The count data, however, is not compiled by the Audubon Society. Instead, we record the SBC results into a database that we maintain ourselves as part of the Williamsburg Bird Club’s work to monitor our local bird populations throughout the year. Our club conducted it’s first SBC on May 6, 1978. 
     
    Please consider participating, either as a feeder watcher or in the field. If you enjoyed feeder-watching for last year’s Christmas Bird Count, then this is a great opportunity to do it again. Simply record your species counts at your feeders and then send them to your sector leader like you did for the CBC. If you sent your feeder counts to Jim Corliss for last year’s CBC, then you can simply do that again for the SBC. If you’re unsure who your sector leader is or if you’re new to feeder-watching for our bird counts, then please contact me with questions.
     
    If you’ve previously participated in the field and would like to do it again, then please contact the sector leader with whom you worked last time. You can also contact Jim for assistance getting hooked up with a field team. The more eyes we have in the field the more birds we’ll spot, so please don’t hesitate to get involved.
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  • Spring Bird Count

    All day
    02/26/2018-05/06/2018

    Our annual Williamsburg Spring Bird Count will be Sunday, May 6.  We conduct the Spring Bird Count (SBC) within the same 15-mile diameter count circle that we use for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.  The count data, however, is not compiled by the Audubon Society. Instead, we record the SBC results into a database that we maintain ourselves as part of the Williamsburg Bird Club’s work to monitor our local bird populations throughout the year. Our club conducted it’s first SBC on May 6, 1978. 
     
    Please consider participating, either as a feeder watcher or in the field. If you enjoyed feeder-watching for last year’s Christmas Bird Count, then this is a great opportunity to do it again. Simply record your species counts at your feeders and then send them to your sector leader like you did for the CBC. If you sent your feeder counts to Jim Corliss for last year’s CBC, then you can simply do that again for the SBC. If you’re unsure who your sector leader is or if you’re new to feeder-watching for our bird counts, then please contact me with questions.
     
    If you’ve previously participated in the field and would like to do it again, then please contact the sector leader with whom you worked last time. You can also contact Jim for assistance getting hooked up with a field team. The more eyes we have in the field the more birds we’ll spot, so please don’t hesitate to get involved.
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  • Spring Bird Count

    All day
    02/27/2018-05/06/2018

    Our annual Williamsburg Spring Bird Count will be Sunday, May 6.  We conduct the Spring Bird Count (SBC) within the same 15-mile diameter count circle that we use for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.  The count data, however, is not compiled by the Audubon Society. Instead, we record the SBC results into a database that we maintain ourselves as part of the Williamsburg Bird Club’s work to monitor our local bird populations throughout the year. Our club conducted it’s first SBC on May 6, 1978. 
     
    Please consider participating, either as a feeder watcher or in the field. If you enjoyed feeder-watching for last year’s Christmas Bird Count, then this is a great opportunity to do it again. Simply record your species counts at your feeders and then send them to your sector leader like you did for the CBC. If you sent your feeder counts to Jim Corliss for last year’s CBC, then you can simply do that again for the SBC. If you’re unsure who your sector leader is or if you’re new to feeder-watching for our bird counts, then please contact me with questions.
     
    If you’ve previously participated in the field and would like to do it again, then please contact the sector leader with whom you worked last time. You can also contact Jim for assistance getting hooked up with a field team. The more eyes we have in the field the more birds we’ll spot, so please don’t hesitate to get involved.
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  • Spring Bird Count

    All day
    02/28/2018-05/06/2018

    Our annual Williamsburg Spring Bird Count will be Sunday, May 6.  We conduct the Spring Bird Count (SBC) within the same 15-mile diameter count circle that we use for the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count.  The count data, however, is not compiled by the Audubon Society. Instead, we record the SBC results into a database that we maintain ourselves as part of the Williamsburg Bird Club’s work to monitor our local bird populations throughout the year. Our club conducted it’s first SBC on May 6, 1978. 
     
    Please consider participating, either as a feeder watcher or in the field. If you enjoyed feeder-watching for last year’s Christmas Bird Count, then this is a great opportunity to do it again. Simply record your species counts at your feeders and then send them to your sector leader like you did for the CBC. If you sent your feeder counts to Jim Corliss for last year’s CBC, then you can simply do that again for the SBC. If you’re unsure who your sector leader is or if you’re new to feeder-watching for our bird counts, then please contact me with questions.
     
    If you’ve previously participated in the field and would like to do it again, then please contact the sector leader with whom you worked last time. You can also contact Jim for assistance getting hooked up with a field team. The more eyes we have in the field the more birds we’ll spot, so please don’t hesitate to get involved.
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