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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 MAY-JUNE 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.

NEW! Results of 2017 HRBC Spring Count!

Many thanks to Bill Boeh, who compiled the results of the HRBC Spring Bird Count.

Download the Spring Count Compiled Report now!

2017 MEETINGS

No meetings are in the summer. The next general meeting will be in September.

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

Thursday, September 14 - TBA

Thursday, October 12 - Bob Schamerhorn on “Atlantic Coastal Birds”

2017 FIELD TRIPS

August 17 (Thursday) - Craney Island - Get details.

September - Hog Island

October - Kiptopeke and North Hampton County

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.)

Get details at the VSO website.

August 18, 2017 (Friday) - Craney Island

September 15-17, 2017 - Eastern Shore/Chincoteague

December 1-3, 2017 - Virginia Beach

February 2-4, 2018 - Outer Banks


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