Links of Interest

Virginia Society of Ornithology Check out the VSO web site for a listing of all Christmas Bird Counts in Virginia as well as the birding mailing lists around the state. You can also view the latest version of the newsletter and learn about upcoming trips and counts.

See the VSO’s Principles of Birding Ethics 

Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory

The Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory protects wildlife and habitats in coastal Virginia through field research, education, and land conservation. Find out how you can support the annual Kiptopeke Challenge sponsored by CVWO.

The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary is a research and education organization within the Department of Biology. Their focus is the development of inforamtion resources for effective science-based conservation. Check the site for links to FalconCams!

The Historic Virginia Land Conservancy is dedicated to protecting and preserving significant natural, scenic and historic lands in the Historic Triangle area.

Williamsburg Botanical Garden’s mission is to enhance the life of residents and visitors by promoting beautiful gardens for the enjoyment of plants and the environment through year-round educational and recreational programs.

Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail This Trail celebrates the diversity of Virginia’s natural habitats and it’s the first statewide program of its kind in the U.S.

The American Birding Association provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding. The ABA is the only organization in North America that specifically caters to recreational birders. The ABA also contributes to bird and bird habitat conservation through their varied programs. The ABA represents a whole range of birding interests, from identification and education to listing and conservation. 

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s mission is to interpret and conserve the earth’s biological diversity through research, education and citizen science focused on birds. They believe that bird enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can and do make a difference.