It's a great way to help scientists and othres you learn about the populations of birds in the area! You will learn about birds others in your group find. If you don't know a lot of birds by sight, you can help keep tally of the ones the others in your group find.
If you stay home that day, count the birds at your feeder, if you live within the Williamsburg area circle. The circle can be seen here: http://audubon.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=3dcefef2f4654a94960fc3c8d1cfcc6d Enter 23185 zip code and then use the minus sign to zoom out until you see a circle encompassing the area.
The WBC offers two bird walks a month at New Quarter Park. The second Saturday of the month, the bird walk begins at 8:00; the fourth Saturday, the bird walk begins at 7:00. Meet in the parking lot. If the park office is open, there should be binoculars to borrow. The address is 1000 Lakeshead Dr., Williamsburg, Virginia.
The next bird walk is Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 a.m.
Those chilly winter mornings on the Queen's Creek floating dock are back, but eleven birders braved the wind to tally 22 species. We had some nice surprises including a flyover by a pair of Wood Ducks, four different Bald Eagles, and an Eastern Meadowlark - a bird seldom seen in New Quarter Park. But where were the woodpeckers? The only woodpecker entry we could make on eBird was "woodpecker sp," in this case coming from a bird that we could hear pecking on a tree but could not find. But fun was had by all, especially by Sapphie, our canine friend who was also an incredibly patient birder.
|10 Dec 08:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|18 Dec 07:00AM Christmas Bird Count|
|24 Dec 07:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|14 Jan 08:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|18 Jan 07:00PM Monthly Meeting: Birds of Prey, by Bob Schamerhorn|
|28 Jan 07:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|11 Feb 08:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|21 Feb 07:00PM Monthly Meeting: Dr. Leslie Bulluck: Prothonotary Warblers|
|25 Feb 07:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
Welcome to WBC
Join us for bird walks at New Quarter Park the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of every month
Prothonotary Warblers, by Inge Curtis
Cattle Egret, by Inge Curtis