RVBC Club Meeting: May 8 , PM 7 PM Grandin Court Baptist Church
Big Spring Day - Saturday, April 29, 2017
Our Big Spring Day bird count is scheduled around late April and early May to coincide with the annual
peak of bird activity. Migrating birds are passing through on their way north. Local birds are in the midst
of breeding which makes them more active, vocal and easier to observe in their bright spring plumages.
Saturday, April 29th will be the 47th Big Spring Day bird count co-hosted by the Lynchburg and Roanoke
Valley Bird Clubs. We will be out that day, rain or shine, to count birds in a 15-mile diameter circle centered
on the Big Spring in the Peaks of Otter picnic area. Teams will count birds on their assigned routes
all morning and meet at noon at the Peaks of Otter picnic area for the tally-up. Bring your picnic lunch and
something to drink. After lunch, teams may go back and finish their territory, search for a reported rarity
or just call it a day and head home. Jim Elder, the Lynchburg Coordinator, will compile and distribute the
final report by email.
Please join us for a fun day of birding. It’s an opportunity to meet new birders, discover new birding territories and,
maybe, see a bird you have never seen before. We always hope to surpass the 143 species recorded in 1977! To participate,
contact Barry Whitt at 540-309-4353 or Carol Whitt at 540-632-6523 or you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We will assign everyone to their territories and provide all of the information you will need for the day. If you participated in
a team last year, your party leader will contact you in April to establish a meeting time and place.