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Enjoy the pictures of events and local birds between 2007 and 2010.

Field Trip to Chippokes - September 18, 2010


HRBC members Marilyn Adair, Jane Frigo, Phyllis Roth, Richard Hudgins, Laura Slaughter (trip leader) and Mike Propst explore Chippokes Park on the Club's September field trip.

See more photos from Harry Carlson HERE. Thanks, Harry!

VSO Chincoteague Field Trip - Sept. 10-12, 2010

The Hampton Roads Bird Club was well representated at the VSO field trip to Chincoteague this year, with 16 members attending! Thanks to Dot Silsby for capturing some great photos, including the Little Blue Heron below. VIEW ALL DOT'S PICTURES.

Little Blue Heron
Adult Little Blue Heron


Club Picnic - June 12, 2010

This year about 30 people attended the annual picnic at Sandy Bottom Nature Park. Dot Silsby and Harry Carlson took some great photos. See the rest of them HERE.

2010 Picnic

Cooks Mike Propst and Tom Claydon enjoy a conversation with Lee Bell and Gail Claydon.


2010 Picnic2
Outgoing President Mary Copeland says a few words after being presented with gifts expressing our appreciation for her dedication and hard work.

Photo Contest - May 14, 2010

The first-ever Photo Contest for our Club was held on May 14, 2010. Many thanks to Mary Copeland for organizing the event, inviting judges, setting up the tables, and providing the prizes. There were 4 categories, with 3 winners in each, plus a Grand Prize winner, Jose Hernandez.

Winners (left to right)
Brent Slaughter, Jim North, Gail Claydon, Jose Hernandez, Brittany Willett, Marc Nichols

1st - Jose Hernandez
2nd - Jose Hernandez
3rd - Gail Claydon

1st - Jose Hernandez
2nd - Gail Claydon
3rd - Brent Slaughter

1st - Jose Hernandez
2nd - Marc Nichols
3rd - Jose Hernandez

1st - Jose Hernandez
2nd - Gail Claydon
3rd - Brittany Willett

Mary-Jose judges
President Mary Copeland with Jose Hernandez, who won Grand Prize and 1st Place in All Categories

Photo Contest Judges:
Mike Poplawski, Charlotte Dillow, Joe Fudge

HRBC members Dot Silsby, Jane Frigo and Marc Nichols traveled to Staunton in March to celebrate Dorothy Mitchell's 90th birthday.

Dorothy was one of the founding members of the Hampton Roads Bird Club and now lives with her daughter in Staunton.

See more pictures HERE!

Thanks to Dot Silsby for taking all the great pictures!

Jane Frigo, Dot Silsby & Dorothy Mitchell


Club member Harry Carlson took this photo of Brants during our January field trip to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Islands.

See more photos from the trip HERE.


Our Club exhibited at Earthfest, held at Sandy Bottom Nature Park on October 24. Check out all the pictures HERE!


Jane Frigo and Ben Copeland welcome visitors to our exhibit.

Thanks to Dot Silsby for taking all the great pictures!

Mary Copeland shows a field guide to a future birder.


Courtney Worrall at Sandy Bottom Nature Park holds Keri, an American Kestrel that she has been training the past 8 months. The two of them work together to teach visitors about wildlife. Courtney spoke at our February meeting, and everyone enjoyed meeting her and Keri!


Club Picnic - June 6, 2009

Twenty-three people attended our annual picnic, held by popular demand at Sandy Bottom Nature Park on Saturday, June 6. Several members participated in the day’s first event at 8:00 AM, a field trip led by park ranger Mark Nichols.

The picnic was set up at the Parker Pavilion, a covered shelter with lots of picnic tables. Thanks to chefs Tom Claydon and Mike Propst, who grilled lots of hamburgers and hot dogs.
Nan LaRue was recognized for her many years of service as the Club’s Treasurer with great applause. We also gave her a potted flower and gold chain necklace with amethyst stone.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THE PICNIC. Thanks to Dot Silsby for providing these great pictures!

President Mary Copeland presents thank-you gifts to outgoing Treasurer Nan LaRue in appreciation for all her years of service to the Hampton Roads Bird Club.
Jane Frigo and Dot Silsby, two of the hardest-working members of our Club!

Club Member Ken Sheide is an accomplished photographer and has captured some great pictures of birds in his yard and in Newport News Park. Thanks, Ken, for sharing these with us! You can see more of Ken's beautiful work HERE.

Pine Warbler
Summer Tanager
Pine Warbler
Summer Tanager
Pileated WP
Downy WP
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Amer Wigeon
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Wood Duck


HRBC Eastern Shore Field Trip - October 13, 2007 - Click HERE.

VSO Chincoteague Field Trip - September 7-9, 2007

Check out the report and photos from our Club's participation at the VSO Chincoteaue trip in September.

Thanks to member Harry Carlson for capturing this Black Skimmer in action!