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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 the MAR-APR newsletter!

Read past issues.


Club member Andy Hawkins took this photo of a Long-tailed Duck on the HRBC February 13 field trip to CBBT Islands. Get full report HERE.

Upcoming HRBC activities

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


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

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - "Jewels of Ecuador: Hummers, Tanagers, and Antpittas" - by Pete and Charm Peterman

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - "Birds of Peru" by Dave Youker

Get details for upcoming meetings.


March 11, 2017 - Grandview Nature Preserve Hampton

April 15, 2017 - Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Get details for upcoming trips.

SAVE THE DATE! April 29, 2017 - Spring Bird Count

This year's spring count will be held on Saturday, April 29. Bill Boeh will be emailing all members with further info and to seek their participation.

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.)

May 5-7, 2017 - Richmond, Annual Meeting

June 9-11, 2017 - Blacksburg field trip

Results of the 2016 Christmas Bird Count

The efforts of 48 observers (the vast majority of which were HRBC members) resulted in the observation of 18,568 birds comprised of 123 species.

See the full report.

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