Field trips

Field trips (upcoming & recent)

The Augusta Bird Club organizes field trips throughout the year, usually two or three in most months. There are usually fewer such trips during the coldest winter months (January and February) and the hottest summer months (July and August), which is after breeding season when the singing frequency of most bird species declines, making them harder to find. Ordinarily, we meet at a designated location in our near Staunton or Waynesboro and then drive to the destination by "carpooling." Some of the most popular destinations include the Blue Ridge Parkway, Augusta Springs, and McCormick's Mill. Those who participate in field trips are expected to observe Birding Etiquette rules. 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.

NOTE: See below for instructions on how to add a field trip to the existing list.

The next Augusta Bird Club monthly meeting will be held at 7:00 on Monday, March 11, at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
SPEAKER: Bruce Peterjohn
PROGRAM: Everything you wanted to know about Hummingbirds but were afraid to ask

Date Destination / Name of event Meeting Place * Time Coordinator(s)
February 16-19 Great Backyard Bird Count Your back yard All weekend (
Monday, February 19 Bell's Lane Bird Club kiosk 8:30 Penny Warren
Wednesday, February 21 McCormick Farm At the mill parking lot, 0.5 miles east of I-81 (Raphine exit) 9:00 Jo King
Sunday, March 3 Highland & Bath Counties Food Lion, N. Coalter St. in Staunton 7:45 Allen Larner

* (if different than the destination)

Linda, Penny, Peter, Joe, Lucy, Carleton, Marilyn, Martha, Ann, and Mary - 6 May 2019

From the field trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Monday May 6, 2019.

A new system is being developed so that people will NOT have to to register first in order to add a field trip to the list.

Adding field trips to the above list

"DO IT YOURSELF!" The form below serves as an interface that allows authorized members of the Augusta Bird Club to make updates to the list of field trips on this Web site themselves, without having to go through the Web master. (Eventually, it may become possible to update club-related news stories with this system as well.) Regular field trip leaders (who are listed below) may use the form below to add a field trip to the list above, after consulting with Allen Larner and/or Jo King to prevent. Newly-added field trips are automatically placed at the end of the list. When you are sure you have entered the correct information in the forms below, click the appropriate "Submit" button. If any corrections are necessary, please contact the Webmaster at

Regular leaders:

Field trip form

After you have selected a month and date, and have filled in all the information, click the "Submit" button below.


NOTE: Delete the words destination and meeting place when filling in those fields.

* If not listed, or if there are more than one, please specify the OTHER trip leader / coordinator in the "Meeting Place" field.

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