• 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.

  • 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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  • 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 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.

  • Become a member

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

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Ashley Kennedy

May'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 database.   

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!