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RECENT BIRD ALERT:

Since early February, a male Long-tailed Duck has been seen on the pond behind Hardee's in Verona. Since late December, a Loggerhead Shrike has been seen occasionally in the upland portion of Bell's Lane, hunting from small trees near the ponds.

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Augusta Bird Club members may submit rare bird sightings by using the Update page. For further information, or to report any unusual sightings, please contact the rare bird alert coordinator, Allen Larner.


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Birds of Augusta County:
new edition! (PDF)

Birds of Augusta County book cover

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.

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News

Last news update: 04 Mar 2019

PROGRAM FOR MARCH 11 MEETING:

Attracting Birds with Water
presented by Bob Schamerhorn

Our next "Birds & Brews, Wings & Wine" social hour will be: TBA at the home of Nancy Stevenson and Gil Nova, on Monday, October 29th.
Thursday, August 23 at 6:00 PM at Plaza Azteca in Waynesboro.
Thursday, June 28th, 5:30 p.m., at Table 44, located at 300 Church Street, near Sunspots Studio in Staunton.
Sorrel's Lounge in the Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton on March 26 at 6:00 PM. RSVP to Peter Van Acker by March 22. 6:00 PM on Tuesday, February 27 at the Depot at 42 Middlebrook Ave, Staunton. Please RSVP by February 26 to Peter Van Acker.
6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 30 at the Fishin' Pig, 117 Apple Tree Lane, in Waynesboro. (It's just off I-64 next to the Best Western.)
Thursday, October 26 at the Yelping Dog, downtown Staunton, starting at 6:00 PM; please RSVP to Peter Van Acker. Stable Craft Brewery, 375 Madrid Rd, Waynesboro, VA 22980



McCormick's Farm field trip

Wednesday, February 27th was a beautiful if rather chilly day, as eight members of the Augusta Bird Club went on a field trip McCormick's Mill Farm. Although the species count was a relatively modest 26, there were some excellent bird sightings. Most noteworthy were the immature Red-tailed Hawk and two Golden-crowned Kinglets, along with Robins, Phoebe, and Red-winged blackbirds. The side trip to Willow Lake did not disappoint. There were many species of ducks, and the Bald Eagle flying overhead filled my heart and soul with happiness.

by Jo King

Montage 27 Feb 2019

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Clockwise from top left: Great Blue Heron, Red-winged Blackbird, Bald Eagle, American Robin, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Redheads (F & M), and Greater Scaups (F & M). (February 27, 2019)

McCormicks Mill 27 Feb 2019

LEFT TO RIGHT: Mark Doty, Doug Ryder, Liz Reed, Tom Trykowski, Jo King, Elaine Carwile, and Diane Holsinger at McCormick's Mill. (February 27, 2019)


Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker (female); photo courtesy of Larry Litke. (February 25, 2019)


Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawks, in Swoope; photos courtesy of Victor Laubach. (February 24, 2019)


Quetzal

Quetzal, somewhere in Costa Rica; photo courtesy of Ann Cline. (February 22, 2019)


Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck (male) at the pond near the northeast end of Mill Place Parkway in Verona. (February 4, 2019)


Membership dues are due!

It's time to renew your membership for 2019. While you're at it, please consider making an additional donation to assist with our club's mission of conservation and education. Information on dues, etc. can be found on our Membership page. You can download the ABC Membership Form, print it, and mail it to the address indicated, along with your check. Thank you!

Crista Cabe, Membership Chair


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