Special Announcement 

 

The VSO Annual Meeting has been cancelled because of Coronavirus concerns. 

2020 VSO Annual Meeting May 1 – 3 in Williamsburg

 

Plan to attend the VSO Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, VA May 1 - 3, 2020. Headquarters will be the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center, 6945 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA. Room rates are $119 plus tax for single or double. Annual Meeting Fee/Registration fee: $45 and Banquet ticket: $35.

 

Online registration will be available March 1, 2020 at a link on the VSO web site. You’ll be able to pay by credit card/debit card/Paypal. Of course, we’ll also accept paper registrations and checks. You don’t have to be a VSO member to attend the annual meeting. Attendees will be able to register in advance for field trips when they register online for the meeting. For early arrivals, Friday afternoon will feature three guided trips. Three “self-guided do-it-yourself” hotspots are available all weekend. Field trip destinations include: Great Dismal Swamp, Piney Grove Preserve, Hog Island Wildlife Management Area, Cheatham Annex, Grandview Natural Area Preserve, Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Jamestown Island, Chippokes Plantation State Park, York River State Park, Newport News Park, Discover the James Boat Trip (extra fee) and several local Williamsburg birding hot spots. Seven trips are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday. Of course, destinations are subject to change.

 

Our banquet speaker will be Dr. Bryan Watts, Director of the Center for Conservation Biology at W&M/VCU/Mitchell A. Byrd Professor of Conservation Biology.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Williamsburg in May. Questions: Contact Meeting Chair Rexanne Bruno: rexannebruno@gmail.com

 

Shirley Devan

picture by Pete Peterman

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

Major seabird nesting site destruction a consequence of HRBT expansion. Link for further information

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!

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!

 

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

2019-20 Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs

 

President - Dr. Shawn T. Dash 
Vice President - Pete Peterman 
Secretary - Bill Boeh 
Treasurer - John Adair 
Board Member (7/18-6/21) - Brian Magill 
Board Member (7/19-6/22) - Barbara Abraham 
Board Member (7/17-6/20) - Walter Harris 
Newsletter Editor - Tom Charlock
Website Editors - Ellis and Wendy Maxey 
Field Trip Coordinator - Jason Strickland
Hospitality - Jane Frigo, Dianne Snyder 
Publicity - Michael Meyer
Membership - Gwen Harris
Leader, Sunday Newport News Walks - Jane Frigo 
Compiler, Christmas and Spring Bird Counts - Bill Boeh