Roanoke Valley Bird Club

RVBC Field Trips


You no longer have to RSVP for the field trips unless specified. If there is an
unexpectedly large turnout, we can split into smaller groups. If you have any questions
about field trips, call or text Mary Harshfield at 540-309-8277.If you would like to lead
a trip, please let Mary know. Note that if inclement weather necessitates a cancellation,
an e-mail notification will be sent out. You can also call or text Mary.

Green Hill Park (Saturday, October 9th at 8am)
Join leader Linda Cory (540-580-5214) for an easy walk at Green Hill Park in Salem, VA. We
will be walking up to 2 miles along the Greenway path that goes along the Roanoke River. We will be looking for migrants leaving for southern climes, as well as possibly some early arriving ducks.
Wear good walking shoes or boots that are waterproof in case we leave the path.
Directions: From West Main Street, Salem, take at left at Diuguids Rd. In less than ½ mile, you will cross over the Roanoke River and take the next right onto Green Hill Park Rd. Park in the first parking lot on your right.

2nd Wednesday Walk at Greenfield (Wednesday, October 13th, at 8am)
Join leaders Sissy Logan (540-353-4500) and Mary Lou Barritt for a bird walk on the Cherry
Blossom Trail at Greenfield. We will walk around Greenfield Lake in search for migrants and incoming waterfowl. The walk will be mostly flat walking for about 2 miles. We will also cover the grassy area overlooking the lake or the trail down to the lower pond. Bring your spotting scope if you have one.
Directions: Take Exit 150B on I-81 and follow signs to Route 220N. Go about 4 miles and take
a left at the entrance to the Greenfield Education and Training Center, across from the entrance to Ashley Plantation. Park in the second lot on the right.

Blue Hills Industrial Park (Friday & Saturday, October 22nd & 23rd at 7:30am)
Join leader Kirk Gardner (828-216-9710) for a 1.5 mile mostly level walk. This is a good area
for grassland birds, including American Pipit and Wilson’s Snipe which might be seen. Other unusual birds have been spotted here. The walk will start out on an asphalt greenway and then we will walk the field. Waterproof boots are recommended since the grass will probably be wet.
Participants are encouraged to come both days to observe similarities and differences from day to day.
Directions: Meet Kirk at the Kroger parking lot (farthest away from the front door) at 3970
Valley Gateway Blvd. off of Rt. 460. If you are coming from Roanoke on Rt. 460, Kroger is
located on the right before you get to Walmart and Lowe’s. People can carpool or follow Kirk a short distance to the meadow at Blue Hills Industrial Park.

(For any additional information please contact Mary Harshfield at 540-309-8277 or

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