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Birds of Augusta County:
new edition! (PDF)

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Just click on the image above. The 4th edition (2016), edited by Dan Perkuchin, replaces the 3rd (2008) edition Birds of Augusta County, which was edited by YuLee Larner.

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News

Last news update: 11 Feb 2020

At the March 9 meeting, Katie Fallon will give a presentation on vultures. Program for the November 11 meeting:
Birding around Camp Chiricahua, Arizona
Speaker: Baxter Beamer, Blue Ridge Young Birders Club There wil be a SPECIAL "Birds & Brews, Wings & Wine" social hour in honor of ABC founding member Grant Simmons, who will soon be moving away from our area. It will be held on Tuesday, June 25 at 5:30 pm, at the Mill Street Grill in Staunton.

Please RSVP to Crista Cabe at cristacabe@gmail.com.


Raptors all around!

As these photos indicate, raptors are more conspicuous in this region during the winter months.

Short-eared Owl

Bald Eagle (juvenile: first-year?), north of Staunton, January 19. Photo courtesy of Larry Litke.

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl, at Bell's Lane, mid-January. Photo courtesy of Larry Litke.

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl, at Bell's Lane on January 7. Photo courtesy of Ann Cline.

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier (female or first-year), at Bell's Lane on January 7. Photo courtesy of Ann Cline.

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier (adult male). Photo courtesy of Vic Laubach.



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