Roanoke Valley Bird Club

RVBC Field Trips


(For any additional information please contact Linda Cory at 540-580-5214 or

Back Creek/Blue Ridge Parkway Bird Walk, Sat., March 18, 8:00AM - CANCELLED

Woodcock Walk on Bent Mountain, Sat., March 18th, 5:30PM
Meet Robin Austin (929-5222) at the Bent Mountain Community Center for an evening walk of birding and Woodcock watching. We will visit the boardwalk at the community center (formerly Bent Mountain Elementary school) and then walk the surrounding area. Walking is level, but waterproof shoes are recommended. The group will then carpool to a nearby area to observe the Woodcocks that start their courtship flight at sunset. The Community Center is at 10148 Tinsley Lane, Bent Mountain VA 24059.  Walk will be cancelled if it is raining.

Locher Tract, Arcadia and Solitude Swamp, Sat., April 1st, 8AM
Join Educator Bill Hunley (774-2397) at 8AM at Botetourt Commons for an interesting field trip to Locher Tract, located in the Jefferson National Forest. This is a managed wildlife habitat that contains woods, open fields, a beaver pond and good views of the James River. We can expect a good variety of birds, including early migrant warblers, Wood Duck and Fox Sparrow. Locher Tract is near Natural Bridge Station in Rockbridge County. There will be 1-2 miles of level walking. We will then visit the Arcadia area and nearby Solitude Swamp. This field trip includes some of our club’s favorite birding spots. We will meet in the parking lot near the Bojangle’s drive-in (5 Kingston Dr, Daleville
, VA).

Field Trips Field Trips Chair, Linda Cory (540) 580- 5214

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