• Become a member

    Become a member - Join the Williamsburg Bird Club
    Pileated Woodpecker, by Judy Jones

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  • Jan Lockwood Receives York County Volunteer of the Year Award for 2016

    WBC member and Bird Walk Coordinator, Jan Lockwood, received a 2016 York County Volunteer of the Year award for her work coordinating the monitoring of the bluebird box trail at New Quarter Park.

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  • Bird Walks at New Quarter Park

    Join our bird walks at New Quarter Park
    Next Bird Walk: Saturday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00

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  • Bird Club Receives PBK Award

    Phi Beta Kappa at W&M awarded the Williamsburg Bird Club the Lifetime Learning Award in May 2015. Geoff Giles, president of the club at the time, is seen here with the award.

  • Hummingbirds are back!

    Numerous reports of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been coming in in the area. The best nectar recipe is 1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water. NO red dye. Photo by Bill Williams.

Jan Lockwood, WBC member and bird walk coordinator, received a 2016 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award from York County for her work coordinating the 19-box bluebird trail at New Quarter Park. Not only does Jan coordinate the efforts of Master Naturalists from the Historic Rivers Chapter to monitor the boxes at that park, she also coordinates the Master Naturalists who monitor sixteen other bluebird trails in and around York County, James City County, Williamsburg and other areas. In the seventeen trails monitored, there are a total of 295 boxes. At the beginning of the season, Jan makes sure Master Naturalists know how to correctly monitor the boxes, and helps team leaders at each of the trails ensure that the boxes will be monitored once a week throughout the spring and summer.

Jan is seen here, center, with Molly Nealer (left), York County Parks & Recreation Supervisor, and Sara Lewis (right). Molly nominated Jan for the award. Sara Lewis had begun the Master Naturalist project of monitoring the bluebird trail at New Quarter Park back in 2010.