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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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Last news update: 05 Oct 2021

Meeting: Monday, October 11th, 7:00 PM
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2001 North Coalter St., Staunton
Program: The Life and Travels of the Red-eyed Vireo, by Dr. Paul Callo
After a lapse of nearly 18 months, the Augusta Bird Club is resuming monthly in-person meetings once again, but members are urged to take precautions, such as wearing masks while inside, getting vaccinated, and following social distancing guidelines. These guidelines also apply during field trips.

Augusta Bird Club
annual seed sale:
open for business!!!

After a slight postponement for reasons beyond our control, our annual fall bird seed sale is officially open for business! The order deadline is Friday, October 29, and the pickup date is Saturday, November 6, at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona, as usual.

Recent bird sightings of note

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler, courtesy of Ann Cline (Augusta Springs, Oct. 1)

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo, munching on a spider (Augusta Springs, Oct. 1)

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles (north side of Staunton, Sept. 25)

Penny Warren led a field trip to Bell's Lane on Sept. 23, and the six members who particiatated got to see a nice mixture of warblers and other migratory birds. Fall is quickly passing by!

Sept. 23 montage

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Palm Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Redstart, Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Eastern Phoebe, Cape May Warbler, Hooded Warbler, and in center, Black-throated Green Warbler (Bell's Lane, Sept. 23)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Shen. Mtn. trail, Sept. 11)

Virtual club meeting recordings

For the time being, recordings of the Augusta Bird Club's recent online meetings are available to the general public via Zoom; see the link information below. We hope to resume in-person regular monthly meetings in the fall, but that depends on how well the covid-19 pandemic has been contained.

March 2021: "Listening In: The Acoustic Ecology of Birds" by Dr. Dana Moseley.
(Recorded meeting via Zoom Passcode: #R87GHM3)

April 2021: "Birding in America's 'Back Yard' (South America)" by Andrew Clem.
(Recorded meeting via Zoom Passcode: UwlVb?U7)

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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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