From an initial membership of 30, when it was founded in 1966, the Augusta Bird Club has grown to about 170 members today. Over the years, club members have enthusiastically participated in the Breeding Bird Surveys, countless hours of fall hawk watching at Rockfish Gap and the Virginia Atlas Project (1984-1989) where members contributed over one thousand records of 131 species in 20 atlas blocks.

Membership is open to anyone irrespective of residence. Our membership year runs from January through December, but you may join at any time of year. All inquiries regarding membership issues (new memberships, renewals, or other questions) should be addressed to:

Ramona Bearor
Membership Chair
Augusta Bird Club
1057 Stuarts Draft Hwy
Staunton, VA 24401
(Replace "_AT_" with the "@" symbol.)

To join, or to renew your existing membership, just send a check for the appropriate amount (see below) to the above address. You may download the membership form and print it yourself, or else use the new online membership renewal option on the Bird Seed Sale page. Please include your name(s), mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address (optional), along with a check made payable to "Augusta Bird Club." Also please indicate whether you would like to receive the club newsletter via e-mail or regular mail. To help the club save on postage expenses, it would be appreciated if members pay for the following year during one of the fall club meetings, so that it won't be necessary to send out renewal notices.

Annual Dues

Membership type Annual dues
Individual $15
Couple (2 people at the same address) $25
Family (3 or more people at the same address) $30

Members are also asked to consider additional donations to support our Nature Camp Scholarships and/or the Conservation/Educational Fund. Any amount contributed over the regular dues is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent allowed by law. The Augusta Bird Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Documents for current members:

Birds of Augusta County (4th ed., 2016) This electronic document, edited by Dan Perkuchin, replaces the printed 2008 edition that was edited by YuLee Larner.

Augusta Bird Club Bylaws (PDF) The current version was approved by member vote at the October 2017 meeting.

Birding Etiquette (PDF) Adapted from the American Birding Association, approved by the ABC Board, August 2017).

Web site registration

Authorized members of the Augusta Bird Club are eligible to register to make minor updates to this Web site, including rare bird sightings, field trip announcements, and (soon) news items to go on the home page. Just CLICK HERE to get started, and follow the directions.

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