Roanoke Valley Bird Club

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RVBC Club Meeting: December 11, 7 PM Grandin Court Baptist Church

Christmas Bird Count
A census of birds in the Western Hemisphere performed in a “count circle” with a diameter of 15 miles, have been conducted every December since 1900. Observers count every bird seen in assigned areas. All counts are forwarded to the National Audubon Society for use in conservation biology. The Roanoke Valley Bird Club does three counts:
Roanoke – Saturday, December 16 Contact Bill Hunley ( or 774-2397
Fincastle – Sunday, December 17 Contact Eunice Hudgins ( or 389-4056
Peaks of Otter – Tuesday, December 19 Contact Kent Davis ( or 344-8377

You may, and we encourage you to, participate in all three counts. Contact the above
leaders to be assigned a territory. New birders or first-time counters will be placed with
experienced birders. We drive most of our territories stopping often and getting out of
the car to look, listen and count the birds. It’s a fun day to join fellow birders and maybe
discover a new birding territory. Most areas are covered in about four hours. There will
be sign-up sheets at the November meeting. Please join us – we need your help.
Following the Fincastle count, we will meet at Woodpecker Ridge at noon for a bowl of
Barry Kinzie’s soup and a tally of all the birds.




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