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Birds of Augusta County:

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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: 03 Jan 2022

Due to a resurgence of the covid-19 pandemic, the January 10 monthly meeting will be held online via Zoom; details forthcoming.

Augusta Bird Club 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.


It's not too early to think about Nature Camp 2022! Nature Camp will hold four youth sessions from mid-June through mid-August; each session will be two weeks long. Campers who have completed grades 5 through 12 are eligible to attend. You may print and fill out the ABC Scholarship Application, and send it to the address indicated therein.

Recent bird sightings of note

Georgian bird montage

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Eurasian Jay, Eurasian Blackbird, European Robin, Syrian Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker and Hooded Crow, in various parts of the Republic of Georgia in December; photos courtesy of Penny Warren.

Chestnut-crowned Antpitta

Chestnut-crowned Antpitta, in Colombia in December; photo courtesy of Lynne Parks.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet M

"Mystery bird" (stay tuned!), in Colombia December; photo courtesy of Lynne Parks.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet M

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (male), near Bessie Weller Elementary School in Staunton, December 18.

American Kestrel (male)

American Kestrel (male) (East of Verona, Nov. 20; photo courtesy of Ann Cline.)

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier (male) in Swoope on November 12.

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill (At the Celestun Biosphere, Mexico, in October (?); photo courtesy of Thomas Roberts.)

Augusta Bird Club
annual seed sale:

Big success!

Peregrine Falcon (juv.)
Peregrine Falcon (juv.)

ABC members and friendly volunteers helping out with the seed sale, Nov. 6)

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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