• 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, June 10, 2017 at 8:00

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  • Become a member

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

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  • Summertime!

    Bird walks at New Quarter Park continue. Meetings will resume in September when we celebrate our fortieth anniversary. Check back here for field trips. Enjoy the summer! Sanderling on Pea Island. Photo by Shirley Devan.

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

    The best nectar recipe is 1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water. NO red dye. Be sure to change the nectar every couple days, if not more often. Photo by Bill Williams.

Join us Wednesday evening, April 19, at 7:00 in Andrews Hall, Room 101, at the College of William and Mary. Bird Club research grant winners Ohad Paris and Juan Botero will be presenting their findings. Both are Masters students in the Biology Department at William & Mary, and both are working on the issue of mercury pollution. In an integrated presentation, Ohad will talk about how mercury exposure affects nesting, in particular whether a small amount of mercury at a young age is enough to hurt breeding later in life. Juan examines the effect of mercury on cell aging, also known as oxidative stress. His findings get at the specific ways that mercury is bad for birds...and of course the same likely applies to people.