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Blue-gray Gnatcatchers by Dianne Snyder

If you're interested in learning more about birding in the Hampton Roads area, you've come to the right place!

This site 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! See local birding section for birding classes.


The purposes of the Club are to:

  • Promote scientific study and the recording of bird habitat

  • Promote development, protection, and conservation of bird life and other natural resources

  • Cooperate with national, state, and local organizations toward the conservation and education in the fields of natural resources and ornithology

  • Provide financial grants to individuals and organizations to assist in their ornithological education

2023-24 Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs


President - Dr. Shawn T. Dash
Vice President - Mark Sopko
Secretary - William Boeh
Treasurer - John Adair

Board Member (7/21-6/24) - Katrina Dash

Board Member (7/22-6/25) - Michael Meyer
Board Member (7/23-6/26) - Pete Peterman

Board (former president) - Dave Youker
Newsletter Editor - Tom Charlock
Website Editors - Ellis and Wendy Maxey
Field Trip Coordinator - James Abbott
Hospitality - Jane Frigo
Membership - Gwen Harris
Leader, Sunday Newport News Walks - Jane Frigo
Compiler, Christmas and Spring Bird Counts - Bill Boeh

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