• Summertime!

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

  • Become a member

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

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  • Bird Walks at New Quarter Park

    Join our bird walks at New Quarter Park
    Next Bird Walk: Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:00

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  • Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

    The hummingbirds in Williamsburg are almost all 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.

  • What's Wrong with My Bird? Nothing!

    What's wrong with my bird? Nothing! Click to read more. Photo by Inge Curtis. 

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Ashley KennedyMay'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 databasewhatdobirdseat.com.   

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!