The Augusta Bird Club holds regular meetings from September through April. In lieu of the regular meeting in December, we have a holiday party, and in May or early June we have an annual outdoor picnic brunch.
Because of the coronavirus emergency, field trips are subject to "social distancing" guidelines, with no carpooling unless otherwise indicated. According to the Virginia Dept. of Health, "If you have tested positive for COVID-19, stay home and isolate for at least 5 days from the date your symptoms began. Wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others at home. If you are fever-free and other symptoms have improved after 5 days, you may leave isolation if you can continue to mask for 5 additional days to minimize the risk of infecting others." Basic driving directions accompany the meeting places (which for now are by definition the same as the trip destinations) in the list below.
The Augusta Bird Club organizes field trips throughout the year, usually two or three in most months. Ordinarily, we meet at a designated location in our near Staunton or Waynesboro and then drive to the destination by "carpooling." For additional information on upcoming field trips, such as whether to bring snacks or a bag lunch, and the need to dress appropriately for the weather, please consult the current Newsletter. Other upcoming events such as our annual cleanup along Bell's Lane (in conjunction with Earth Day in April) may be listed below as well.
The Augusta Bird Club monthly meeting will be held on Monday, November 13, at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Program: Environmental Issues for the Shenandoah Valley.
Speaker: Bobby Whitescarver
|Date||Destination / Name of event||Meeting Place *||Time||Coordinator(s)|
|SUNDAY, November 12th||Augusta Springs Wetlands||parking lot along Rt. 42||8:00||Allen Larner|
|Wednesday, November 15th||McCormick Farm||parking lot at the mill||9:00||Jo King|
|Saturday, November 18th||Chimney Hollow trail (hike)||Food Lion parking lot, 600 N. Coalter St., Staunton||9:00||Andrew Clem|
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* (if different than the destination)
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Every year members of the Augusta Bird Club participate in a variety of bird surveys, including the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (mid-August through November, usually), the Christmas Bird Count, the Great Backyard Bird Count (in February), the Breeding Bird Survey (in May), and others.