1957 the Roanoke Valley Bird Club was formed as a local
chapter of the Virginia Society of Ornithology. Our group
of about 200 members promotes an interest in the study
of birds and conservation of wild bird habitat. Our monthly
programs are educational and entertaining. But above
all, members enjoy good fellowship by participating in birdwatching
field trips and other activities.
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.
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 complete
a membership form, click on Membership
Application. Note: Memberships
are effective beginning September 1 of the ensuing year.
Memberships received after June 1 will be applied to the
Our club meets each second Monday at 7:00 P.M., September
through May, at the Grandin Court Baptist Church at 2660
Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke, Virginia. Speakers talk about
from hummingbirds and songbirds to eagles and owls, with
video presentations and occasional live bird exhibits. Guests
are always welcome.
Meetings also cover field sightings of birds in the Roanoke
area. After the meeting we gather for refreshments.
A representative of the club frequently talks to local clubs 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
Kent Davis at 540-344-8377.
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
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.
In the fall, club members volunteer to watch the skies for
migrating raptors at Harvey's Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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.
Once a year in the fall our club has a bird seed sale to
raise funds for the club. We sell quality seed containing
little or no waste, at reasonable prices. The sale is open
to the public. Refreshments are served, and experienced
bird watchers/feeders will be on hand the day of pick-up
to answer any questions. Sale proceeds are used to promote
wild bird conservation and to support local educational
Please join us for a meeting or field
trip. Call any of the following club officers for more details:
Kent Davis, President 540-344-8377
Eleanor Dye, VP/Membership 540-890-1627
Butch Kelly, VP/Programs 540-384-7429
Candy Andrzejewski, Secretary 540-365-2508
Robin Austin, Treasurer 540-929-9071
Linda Cory, Field Trips 540-580-5214
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