Roanoke Valley Bird Club

Celebrating 66 Years of Birding

Our next meeting will be in-person on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7pm at
the Garden Club Building (3640 Colonial Ave, Cave Spring, VA 24018). We will continue to
engage in best practices regarding Covid moving forward. We value everyone’s safety and
health. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please feel free. If you choose not to wear
a mask, please respect those who do. Thank you!

Our Feb. 12 Program: "Attu - The Great Adventure" with Don Burlett

February 10 Annual Raptor Count - Drive around the area within 100 miles of Woodpecker Ridge on Saturday
(inclement weather date Sunday, Feb. 11). Earn points for each hawk you see. The tally sheet lists the
points awarded for the hawks. Grab your birding buddies and go out looking for raptors!
No skill required because this isn’t a contest!
Contact Anne Tucker (540-204-5693) if you have any questions. The completed tally sheet can be emailed to
billt3256@gmail.com or mailed to 3256 Lakewood Forest Road, Moneta, VA 24121-2477.

Meeting:

Feb. 12, 7 PM at the Garden Club Building (3640 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA 24018).

Help Wild Birds: FOUND A BIRD? If you find an injured or orphaned bird or need nesting advice call Help Wild Birds
at 540-342-4890
or
SWVA Wildlife Center of Roanoke
at 540-798-9836

Western Virginia Water Authority Bird Permit Application for the Regional Water Pollution Control Plant

Cats Indoors!
Campaign for
Safer Birds and Cats

State of the Birds 2022

 

Membership
Members receive a monthly newsletter, our source of information about upcoming programs and field trips as well as the latest in birding facts and news. Membership is not required to take part in club meetings or club activities. 

Join the Club
When you join, we will send you the most recent newsletter and invite you to our next meeting or field trip. To join the club click here. Note: Memberships are effective beginning September 1 of the ensuing year. Memberships received after June 1 will be applied to the following year.

Programs
Our club meets each second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM, September through May, at the Roanoke Council Garden Club Building at 3640 Colonial Avenue in Roanoke.  Speakers present on a wide range of bird-related topics, with photographs, video presentations and occasional live bird exhibits. Meetings are free and guests are always welcomed.

Meetings also cover field sightings of birds in the Roanoke area. After the meeting we gather for refreshments.

Community Outreach
A representative of the club frequently talks to local clubs, libraries, and community groups about the bird club's activities, backyard birding, declining bird species, and wildlife habitat preservation. If you would like to arrange for a speaker please contact our president, Drew Daniels at 540-314-6069 or email the club at RVBC2015@outlook.com.

Field Trips
The Roanoke Valley Bird Club organizes a full calendar of field trips each year. These trips give members a chance to learn more about birds in the area. As part of the club’s mission, the information from several of our field trips is used to keep a census of bird populations in the Roanoke Valley.

Our field trips include but are not limited to:

• Winter Trip to Highland County
• Spring Trip to Highland County
• Winter Raptor Count
• Pond Hopping
• Big Spring Day
• Warbler Walks
• Evening Woodcock Watch
• Fall Hawk Migration Count
• Sparrow Walk
• Christmas Bird Counts

Club members may also attend overnight field trips sponsored by the Virginia Society of Ornithology. VSO trips include Chincoteague, the Eastern Shore, Piney Grove, Mount Rogers, High Knob, and the Outer Banks.

Hawkwatching
In the fall, club members volunteer to watch the skies for migrating raptors at Harvey's Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Bluebird Trail
In the spring and summer, our club sponsors a Bluebird Monitoring Project along the Blue Ridge Parkway and at two local golf courses. Club members volunteer to check nest boxes in order to determine the breeding success of “our” bluebirds. Members also enjoy getting together to build new boxes from funds donated to our Adopt a Bluebird program.

 


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