Roanoke Valley Bird Club

RVBC Club Calendar

Our next meeting is on Monday, April 8, 7 pm. at the Garden Club Buidlding, 3640 Colonial Ave., Roanoke, VA 2401

"Turkeys in Virginia" with Jim Parkhurst, Ph.D., CWB
Dr. Parkhurst's talk is intended to cover a wide range of topics related to getting to know the Wild Turkey better. It will primarily cover aspects of basic life history and behavior, population status and management, habitat needs/requirements, exploitation/utilization (i.e., harvest), managing existing conflicts, and investigating emerging concerns and threats (e.g., disease).

Jim currently is an Associate Professor of Wildlife Science in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech, where he has been on the faculty since 1993, and teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution and Wetland Ecology and Management. He also holds the position of Wildlife Extension Specialist for Virginia Cooperative Extension, where he conducts public outreach and educational programming on wildlife-related topics. The focus of his research and extension work centers broadly in the human dimension arena, with emphasis on resolving human-wildlife conflicts. However, he has extensive professional experience in facilitating management planning and public involvement processes for state agencies; wetland ecology and management; forest wildlife habitat management; and working with private landowners to promote sound stewardship of our natural resources.

Our May Program: May 13
Featured Program: Birding Belize by Sid and Mary Lou Barritt. Our own members, Sid and Mary Lou, will
present a travelogue from their recent trip to Belize in Central America. It’s bound to be chocked full of beautiful scenery and gorgeous birds!




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