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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. The 5th edition (2020) will be released soon.

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News

Last news update: 02 Feb 2021

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all Augusta Bird Club members are urged to abide by social distancing guidelines and mask wearing during field trips, in keeping with Governor Northam's emergency order. For the time being, our monthly meetings will be online, using the Zoom video teleconferencing system; members will be notified in the bulletin about how to gain access. Stay safe!
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.


Virtual club meetings are a success!

The Augusta Bird Club will hold its fourth online meeting (via Zoom) on Monday, January 11th, at 7:00 PM. Ashli Gorbet, of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory in Ohio, will talk about migratory bird banding. Club members can get access via the link information in the forthcoming bulletin.


Recent bird sightings of note

Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk, in Staunton on a Saturday in January. Photos courtesy of Jack Holt.

Brown Creeper

Palm Warbler (missing its tail!), in Swoope on January 28. Photo courtesy of Vic Laubach.

Says Phoebe

Say's Phoebe (the first ever in Augusta County!), in Swoope on January 28. Photo courtesy of Vic Laubach.

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl, along Bell's Lane, January 26. Photo courtesy of Tom Roberts.

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl, along Bell's Lane, January 26. Photo courtesy of Warren Faught.

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat, in Swoope on January 18. Photo courtesy of Rich Wood.

Brown Creeper

Pine Warbler, southwest of Staunton on January 17. Photo courtesy of Penny Warren.

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper, at Red Mill near Crimora, January 10.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle, enjoying a meal along Bell's Lane, January 6. Photo courtesy of Ann Cline.

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl, seen at a farm west of Mount Crawford, January 2. It is the same general area where this species has been seen in recent years.



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Photos at the top of this page (left to right): Bald Eagle by Vic Laubach, Short-eared Owl by Allen Larner, Long-billed Dowitcher by Ann Cline, Golden-winged Warbler by Andrew Clem, and Pileated Woodpecker by Larry Litke.


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