With Nancy Barnhart as our leader, we’ll make our way first to the Park’s 42nd St. access entrance where a nearby elevated walkway provides treetop birding for good looks at warblers, vireos and other neotropical migrants. We may visit other nearby Park sites such as The Wetlands or Pony Pasture. Here’s a link to the web site: http://www.jamesriverpark.org/visit-the-park/getting-there.php
Meet at Colony Square Shopping Center by 7:00 am. We will leave promptly at 7:00 am and will return to Colony Square around 1:00 pm that afternoon. Again, no need to sign up for this trip. It’s free and open to the public—but carpooling is definitely recommended.
May's speaker promises to be very interesting and will provide us an opportunity to become involved in an important research effort. It is titled: What Do Birds Eat? Help Us Find Out! Ashley Kennedy, our speaker, is a PhD student at the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. She is a Virginia native. To answer questions about birds’ feeding preferences, and ultimately to help us make better-informed decisions about bird habitat management, Doug Tallamy’s lab at the University of Delaware is undertaking a long-term research project -- but they need help from citizen scientists to make it work! They are compiling a database of bird-insect interactions based on photos contributed from all over North America. Anytime you see a bird with an insect in its bill, snap a photo. Their team will then identify the arthropod prey and add it to their database.
We meet at 7:00 p.m. in Room 101, Andrews Hall, 601 Jamestown Road, on the campus of William & Mary. Park in the Phi Beta Kappa Hall parking lot; Andrews Hall is directly behind PBK Hall. You must display a parking permit, which you can download here. Meetings are free and open to the public. You need not be a Williamsburg Bird Club member to attend. And we have refreshments!
The twice-monthly birds walks at New Quarter Park, most of the field trips, and all monthly meetings are all free and open to the public!
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:
Phi Beta Kappa at W&M awarded the Williamsburg Bird Club the Lifetime Learning Award in May 2015. Geoff Giles, who was Bird Club President at that time, turned over the Award to current President Bill Williams at the March Club meeting.
|30 Apr 07:00AM Spring Bird Count|
|13 May 08:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|17 May 07:00PM Monthly Meeting|
|20 May 07:00AM Field Trip to James River Park, Richmond|
|27 May 07:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|10 Jun 08:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|24 Jun 07:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|08 Jul 08:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|22 Jul 07:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|