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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: 30 Nov 2022

December 12 meeting:
Annual holiday party!!! See the upcoming bulletin for details...

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.

Late autumn birds

Well over a dozen club members joined Penny Warren's walk along Bell's Lane on November 28, enjoying pleasant temperatures and clear skies. Some of the highlights are shown below, and a few members also had a great closeup view of a Red-tailed Hawk.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Sharp-shinned Hawk, Eastern Bluebird, American Coot, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Harrier (M), Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (M), and Red-shouldered Hawk, along Bell's Lane on November 28.

Mid-autumn birds

Vesper Sparrow, in Swoope along Livick Road on November 1. (Courtesy of Vic Laubach.)

Scarlet Tanager, in Jolivue September 27. (Courtesy of Warren Faught)

The Augusta Bird Club field trip to Augusta Springs on October 15 proved to be very fruitful, thanks in great measure to Kristin Fuoco (who gave the presentation at our September meeting) and her colleague, Javier. The highlights are shown below, including some unusually late migrating species as well as one of the many warblers seen in Swoope by some of the members on the way back to Staunton.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Augusta Springs, October 15. (Courtesy of Tom Roberts)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Augusta Springs, October 15. (Courtesy of Tom Roberts)

Red-breasted Nuthatch, Augusta Springs, October 15. (Courtesy of Tom Roberts)

Palm Warbler, in Swoope, October 15.

American Woodcock, Dolly Sods, West Virginia, mid-October. (Courtesy of Antonio Martinez)

Tennessee Warbler, October 3. (Courtesy of Al Wolf)

Black-throated Green Warblers, October 1. (Courtesy of Rich Wood)

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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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