2021 HRBC Spring Bird Count
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Leader: Bill Boeh
The HRBC has been conducting the Spring Bird Count (SBC) since 1995. Please join us in being part of this citizen science effort to support bird conservation. It’s great fun and a great way to help conserve the birds--and for new members, a great way to be introduced to some of the best birding sites in our region.
The typical sector count spans most of the day, but some counts only go for a few hours. Don’t hesitate to participate because you don’t feel you’re proficient enough at identifying birds-sector counts are led by our more experienced birders. You can contribute by adding more eyes and ears to help detect the birds for identification (and counting). It’s a lot of fun and you’ll be building your identification skills as well.
The date for this year's SBC will be Saturday, April 24. The center point and borders of the various sectors can be found on the map below.
Please contact me (email@example.com or 757-951-7959) if you would like to participate and have a preferred sector.
If you can't participate in a field count, feeder-watching is another way you can support this effort. Please let me know if you are interested by emailing or calling at firstname.lastname@example.org, 757-951-7959.
Winter Bird Count in Newport News Park Results
2020 Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Date: Saturday, Dec 19, 2020
Leader: Bill Boeh
Fall 2020 "Virtual" Virginia Big Day Results
Leader: Dave Youker
The results are in for our first, virtual Big Day held on 7 Nov. If you haven't submitted your list, you can still forward it to me. I was impressed with the number of checklists, the diversity of species, and the resolve of some members to put in some long days birding. Birds from backyards to seagoing to every habitat in between were identified. Here are the results:
The weather for the Big Day was very pleasant, except many members had to contend with a heavy fog. Still, we had an impressive total of 36 club members participate! A total of 24 checklists were submitted, and the consolidated species list stands at 136! If anyone is interested in the overall list, I'd be happy to forward it.
Thanks to all the members that participated in this club activity. The feedback has been very positive, so maybe we can do it again next year.
2020 HRBC Spring Bird Count Cancelled for COVID-19
Results of 2019 Audubon Christmas Bird Count - Click Here
Results of 2019 HRBC Spring Bird Count - Click Here
Results of 2018 Audubon Christmas Bird Count - Click Here
Photography by Dianne Snyder
The efforts of 48 observers (the vast majority of which were HRBC members) resulted in the observation of 18,568 birds comprised of 123 species.