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News

Last news update: 26 May 2021

Even though social distancing guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic have recently been relaxed somewhat, Augusta Bird Club members are still urged to exercise caution during field trips, etc.
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!

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)


Recent bird sightings of note

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat along the Blue Ridge Parkway (Afton overlook) on May 25.

Red-necked Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope by the Target distribution center in Stuarts Draft on May 25. Thanks to Rich Wood for the rare bird alert.

Northern Parula

Summer Tanager; in Northumberland County on May 19. Photo courtesy of Ann Cline.

Golden-winged Warbler

Golden-winged Warbler in Highland County during the "Raptorthon" event led by Vic Laubach on May 17. Photo courtesy of Ezra Staengl.

Wilsons Warbler

Wilson's Warbler, east of Verona on May 12. Photo courtesy of Ann Cline.

Bald Eagle nest

Young Bald Eagle in its nest (the other one is concealed by leaves), east of Verona on May 12. Photo courtesy of Ann Cline.

2021 May 15 montage

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Red-eyed Vireo, Blackburnian Warbler, Northern Parula, Ovenbird, Scarlet Tanager (F), Worm-eating Warbler, and (center) Black-throated Blue Warbler; on the Road Hollow trail, during the club's field trip to Ramsey's Draft, May 15.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (male) in Jollivue on May 14. Photo courtesy of Warren Faught.

Great Kiskadee

Great Kiskadee in Mission, Texas on May 13. Photo courtesy of Bonnie Hughes.

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler in Jollivue on May 12. Photo courtesy of Warren Faught.

Red-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo near the Humpback Rocks picnic area just before the club's annual outdoor brunch on May 8.

ABC members before brunch

Back together again! ABC members at an overlook near the Humpback Rocks picnic area prior to the club's annual outdoor brunch on May 8.


White Wagtail

White Wagtail in Hampton, Virginia, April 15. Photo courtesy of Brenda Tekin.


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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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