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Hampton Roads Bird Club

 

Welcome to the Hampton Roads Bird Club website!

If you're interested in learning more about birding in the Hampton Roads area, you've come to the right place! This website introduces you to the Club and provides information about birding in our area.

Whether you're an experienced birder or just enjoy watching the birds in your own backyard, we'd love to have you join the Hampton Road Bird Club!

Our monthly meetings and field trips provide wonderful learning opportunities and a chance to get to know some really great people!

LIKE our page, then check it often for updates. You can also share your photos there!

Have you found an injured bird? Now it's easy to find a Bird Rehabilitator. Check out the BIRD REHABILITATORS in our area!

 

Get MAY-JUNE newsletter!

Read past issues.

 

Club member John Adair took this photo of a Lark Sparrow on the HRBC March 12 field trip to Back Bay NWR. Get full report HERE.


Upcoming HRBC activities

Check our CALENDAR for another way to view upcoming events for HRBC and VSO.

MEETINGS

6:30-7:00 PM - Social
7:00 PM - Business Meeting and Program

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - Annual Club Picnic at Newport News Park. Check May-June newsletter for details.

FIELD TRIPS

Saturday, MAY 14, 2016 - 7:00 AM - Richmond’s Belle Isle and James River Park System - Get details. GET DIRECTIONS.

SPRING COUNT: Saturday, MAY 7, 2016 - 7:00 AM - See March-April newsletter for details.

Sunday Walks in Newport News Park, 7:00 AM, 1st & 3rd Sunday every month, in the parking lot behind the Ranger Station. READ REPORTS from past Sunday Walks!


Upcoming VSO Events

(VSO is the Virginia Society of Ornithology.)

April 29-May 1, 2016 - Annual Meeting, Roanoke - Get details HERE.

June 10-12, 2016 - Highland County - Get details HERE.

September 16-18, 2016 - Chincoteague

The VSO Principles of Birding Ethics were adopted at the November 1, 2008 Board of Directors meeting. You can read the two-page Code of Birding Ethics HERE.


Creating a Backyard Habitat - Resources from Steve Living

Steve Living, our guest speaker in April 2010, gave a great presentation onf creating a habitat for wildlife in your yard. Here are the four resources he sent. All are PDF files you can download and print:

"Habitat at Home" (8-page booklet)

Native Perennials and Annuals

Native Trees and Shrubs

Native Plant Online Resources