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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: 04 May 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

Northern Parula

Northern Parula; in the "Warbler Road" area of Botetourt County on April 29. Photo courtesy of Ann Cline.

2021 Apr 29 montage

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: N. Parula, Indigo Bunting, Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Cape May Warbler, White-eyed Vireo, Hooded Warbler, and Orchard Oriole; in the "Warbler Road" area of Botetourt County on April 29.

Kentucky Warbler

Kentucky Warbler at Augusta Springs on April 26. Photo courtesy of Vic Laubach.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, near Braley Pond, April 18.

2021 Apr 15 montage

Highlights of the April 15 field trip to Bell's Lane led by Penny Warren included (clockwise from top left) American Goldfinch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chimney Swifts, Brown Thrasher, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, and (center) Blue-winged Teal.

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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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