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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!

NEW! The Hampton Roads Bird Club is now on Facebook!

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


Get the MAR-APR newsletter!

Read past issues.


Club member Bill Boeh took this photo of Harlequin Ducks on the HRBC field trip to CBBT island on Feb 14, 2015. Check out the album on our Facebook page for more great photos!

Upcoming HRBC activities

IMPORTANT! The Newport News walk scheduled for Sunday, March 15, is going to be held SATURDAY, MARCH 14, instead. Meet at the regular spot - parking lot behind the Ranger Station at 7:00AM.

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


Thursday, APRIL 9, 2015 - 6:30 PM - Inge Curtis - "Trip Photos from Colombia, South America" - Get details.


Saturday, MARCH 21, 2015 - 8:00 AM - Craney Island - Get 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!


Saturday, JUNE 6, 2015 - Annual Picnic, Newport News Park

Fun Times at HRBC Annual Picnic!

On June 14, more than 30 members turned out for our annual picnic, held this year at Newport News Park. Several people joined Lee and Meredith Bell at 8:00am for a walk in the park. John Adair and Bill Boeh handled the grill, while Donna Buchanan, Marilyn Adair and Brenda Gervais helped with getting the picnic area set up, with lots of hands contributing for clean-up. Special thanks to Virginia Boyles for organizing this event!

Several people contributed photos, including George and Virginia Boyles, Bill Boeh, Tom Charlock and Dot Silsby. You can view the Flickr album to see them!

Hayes Williams and Dot Silsby welcome new arrivals to the picnic.

Upcoming VSO Events - Get details HERE.

May 8-10, 2015 - Annual Meeting, Wintergreen

May 30 , 2015 - Piney Grove

June 12-14 , 2015 - Blacksburg

September 11-13 , 2015 - Chincoteague

The Virginia Society of Ornithology's (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