Photo: Back row, L to R - Bonnie Fitz, Hugh Bear, John Grantz, Ron GieseFront row, L to R - Sylvia Giese, Cathy Bond, Betty Peterson, Colin Grantz
Brhind the lens - Jan Lockwood
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:55 AM
Duration:2 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Northern Harrier 1
Laughing Gull 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 5
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
American Robin 10
Brown Thrasher 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 3
Join us Wednesday evening, September 21, for our first meeting of the new season. We will be featuring a talk by Katie Fallon, author of "Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird." Cerulean Blues tells the conservation story of the Cerulean Warbler, the "fastest declining warbler in the US," and a bird that breeds in Virginia.
Katie Fallon is the author of two nonfiction books, Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird (University Press of New England, forthcoming) and Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, 2011). Cerulean Blues has been described by Pete Dunne as “part journey, part documentary, and wholly engaging; a tribute to both a bird that bridges continents with its wings.
Katie has been called a rising star and her essays have appeared in a variety of magazines and been nominated for several awards. Katie has taught creative writing at Virginia Tech and West Virginia University, and notably, her first word was “bird.” She helped found the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving wild birds through scientific research; outreach and public education; and rescue and rehabilitation. The ACCA is based near Morgantown, WV, and each year treats more than 200 injured wild birds, conducts dozens of environmental education programs, and sponsors citizen-science research projects.
A lifelong resident of Appalachia, Katie’s great-great grandfather, great-grandfather, and grandfather were coal miners in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Both of her parents were public school teachers. In addition to writing, teaching, and caring for injured wildlife, Katie enjoys birding, hiking, travel, canoeing, yoga, and wine. She lives in Cheat Neck, WV, with her daughters Laurel and Cora, spouse Jesse, beagle-ish rescue dogs Liza Jane and Sally Ann, and (formerly) wild horses Rosie and Ranger.
The WBC offers two bird walks a month at New Quarter Park. The first 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, September 10, at 8:00 a.m.
|27 Aug 07:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|10 Sep 08:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|21 Sep 07:00PM Meeting: Katie Fallon, author of Cerulean Blues: a Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird|
|24 Sep 07:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|08 Oct 08:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|19 Oct 07:00PM Monthly Meeting at Integrated Sciences Bldg., W&M|
|22 Oct 07:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|12 Nov 08:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|
|16 Nov 07:00PM Monthly Meeting at Integrated Sciences Bldg., W&M|
|26 Nov 07:00AM Bird Walk at New Quarter Park|