Roanoke Valley Bird Club

RVBC Field Trips

 

(For any additional information please contact Linda Cory at 540-580-5214 or
RVBC2015@outlook.com)


MAY 6th, SUNDAY, 7:30am - LITTLE SPRING DAY AT FINCA ALOHA
If you're not birded out from Big Spring Day, join Tim and Alyce Quinn (312-6844)
starting at 7:30 AM at their house in Burnt Chimney for a morning of looking for
spring migrants and resident birds. They have a variety of habitats including woodland
trails, a pond, scrub and open fields, and their property list includes over 130
species. Wear sturdy shoes as the footing is rather uneven. If you don't want to
hike, there's a big deck and lots of chairs where you can relax and do some stationary
birding. If you'd like to stay for lunch, bring a dish to share. Keep an eye out
for Eurasian Collared Doves as you pass the Burnt Chimney Elementary School on
your way.
Directions: The Quinns' address is 681 Edgewood Farm Lane, Wirtz, VA 24184.
From Rt. 220, take a left on Rt. 697 by the Dairy Queen/Bojangles (about 5 miles
south of Boones Mill). When it ends, go left on Rt. 122. Go one mile and turn right
onto 670 (Burnt Chimney Road). If you're coming from Rt. 116, when it ends at Rt.
122, make a right and then a quick left onto Rt. 670. Whichever way you come,
once you are on Rt. 670, go one mile and turn right onto 868 (Kingston). Go
about .8 miles and make a right onto Edgewood Farm Lane (at a bunch of mailboxes).
Go half a mile down this gravel road. When the road makes a 90 degree left
turn onto Turkey Run, DON'T TURN. Instead you want to go straight. This is the
beginning of their driveway, and there is a bluebird box here with their house number
on it on the right of the driveway, and several old trailers on the left. You can't
see the house from here, but go a quarter mile down the driveway and you're there.
For those that want to carpool from Roanoke, call Linda Cory at 580-

MAY 12th, SATURDAY, 7:30am – WARBLER ROAD BIRD TRIP
Meet leaders Tim and Alyce Quinn (312-6844) next tp the Bojangles at Botetourt
Commons in Daleville. We will bird a series of forest service roads between the
Blue Ridge Parkway and Arcadia in search of warblers and other neotropical migrants.
This trip usually lasts into the afternoon so bring drinks, snacks and a
lunch. Dress in layers and be prepared to carpool as pull-offs are limited.
Directions: Exit at 150B on I-81 and follow signs to 220 North. Go about one mile
and take a left on Commons PKY (formerly Wesley Rd) and then a right on Kingston
Rd into the Botetourt Commons shopping center and park at Bojangles.

MAY 26th, SATURDAY, 7AM – BLAND COUNTY BIRDING AND FALLS OF THE DISMAL
This all-day trip will be led by Butch and Betty Kelly (384-7429) who will be looking
for Golden-winged Warblers and Loggerhead Shrike. Other target birds will be
White-eyed Vireo, Louisiana Waterthrush and a variety of neo-tropicals. The terrain
will include open forest, pastoral settings and a known breeding habitat for Shrikes
and Golden-winged Warblers. We may be walking through briars and damp conditions,
so wear suitable clothing and shoes. We will plan to picnic at the Falls of the
Dismal on county route 671.
Directions: Meet at 7AM at the Orange Market at Hanging Rock (1823 Thompson
Memorial Dr, Roanoke, VA).

JUNE 9th, SATURDAY, 7AM - MOUNT ROGERS TO WHITE TOP
Join Dr. Carol Croy, Forest Wildlife Biologist with the George Washington and Jefferson
National Forests for a full day of birding in the Mount Rogers and White Top
Mountain area. Mount Rogers is known for being the highest peak in the state of
Virginia at 5,728 feet. Although we won’t be hiking to the top, we will be visiting
White Top Mountain which is known as the highest roadway in the state, over 5,000
feet. This area includes forests, open meadows and riparian habitat. We hope to
see several species of warblers including: Canada, prairie, hooded, yellowthroated,
black-and-white and Kentucky. Other species to look for are vesper sparrows,
alder flycatchers and juncos that nest there in the summer. . Walking will be
1-2 miles, but the ground may be rocky, so wear sturdy shoes. Dress in layers and
bring rain gear, just in case. We will stop at the ranger’s station to see the displays
and also have access to indoor plumbing. Bring a packed lunch and something to
drink.
Directions: Meet at 7AM at the Salem Walmart recycle bins in the front/left parking
lot at 1851 West Main Street.

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



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