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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 John Adair took this photo of a Yellow-throated Warbler that visited his back yard in early April. Quite a treat for him and his wife Marilyn!

Upcoming HRBC activities

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


Thursday, MAY 14, 2015 - 6:30 PM - Check back for details!


Saturday, MAY 16, 2015 - 7:00 AM - Richmond's James River Parks - Details coming soon!

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

HRBC Field Trip to Craney Island

On March 21, 2015, Stuart Sweetman led this group of enthusiastic birders on a field trip to Craney Island. Read the full report!

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