Roanoke Valley Bird Club

RVBC Field Trips


If inclement weather necessitates a cancellation, an email notification will be sent out. You can also call or text the leader David Frye at 248-459-6783. Please do not call any of the trip leaders after 8 pm the night before the field trip in consideration of having to get up early the next day to lead the field trip.

May 4 Saturday, BIG SPRING DAY. Compiler: Barry Whitt (540-309-4353)
RVBC continues to participate in this annual event. Volunteer Members spend the day observing and documenting birds found in their specific
assigned territories in the Roanoke area. Contact: Barry Whitt if you want to volunteer to work an area within RVBC’s assigned territory.

May 8 Second Wednesday Midweek Walk - Greenfield Lake at Botetourt Center, 8:00 am. Leader: David Frye (248-459-6783)
Join us for a bird walk on the Cherry Blossom Trail at Greenfield. We will walk around Greenfield Lake and possibly to the pond beyond. The walk
will be mostly flat walking for about 1.5 miles each way. Bring your spotting scope if you have one.
Directions: Take Exit 150B on 1-81 and follow signs to Route 220N. Go about 4 miles and take a left at the entrance to the Greenfield Education
and Training Center on International Parkway, across from the entrance to Ashley Plantation. Park in the second lot on right.

May 11 Mill Mountain Park – Mill Mountain, Roanoke, Saturday, 8:00 am. Leader: Sissy Logan (540-353-4500)
Join leader, Sissy Logan, for a morning bird walk at the top of Mill Mountain. The park at the peak of the mountain is a beautiful horticultural and
avian spot especially in spring. We will walk around the park, and also take a stroll to the Roanoke Valley Overlook platform. The walk will be mostly paved in a shaded environment.
Directions: From Jefferson Street in Roanoke City turn onto Southeast bound Walnut Street and follow it as it winds to the top of Mill Mountain,
turn right at the intersection of Mill Mountain Spur (at the Big ‘Ol Bikes sculpture) before entering the Blue Ridge Parkway Park in the lot adjacent
to the Discovery Center to meet up with the group.

May 18 Evergreen Bird Hike, Evergreen Burial Park, Wasena, Sat, 8:00 am. Leaders: Kent Davis (540-355-6388) and Linda Cory (540-580-5214)
Pre-registration is required through their website: or call them (540-342-2593).
This is a community outreach walk, co-sponsored by Evergreen Burial Park. We will be walking the perimeter of the cemetery looking for spring
resident birds. Wear sturdy weatherproof shoes and be prepared for uneven surface walking.
Directions: 1307 Summit Avenue SW, Roanoke 24015. Summit Avenue is off of Main Street in Roanoke. Park along the road in front of the office.

May 25 Green Hill Park – Salem, Saturday 7:00 am (note specific start time). Leader: Kent Skaggs (308-627-5414)
Kent Skaggs will lead us on an early morning hike along the paths of Green Hill Park. The park borders the Roanoke River and incorporates
wooded habitat around its periphery.
Directions: From West Main Street, Salem, take at left at Diuguids Road. In less than ½ mile, cross over the Roanoke River, and turn right onto
Green Hill Park Road. Park in the first parking lot on right.

June 1 Audey Murphy Trail- Saturday, 8:00 am. Leader: Butch Kelly (540-808-5599)
Butch Kelly will take us to a spot that we haven't visited for a while. The Audey Murphy Trail is an Appalachian National Scenic Trail and is located
near Catawba, VA. We will walk the trail looking for late migrants and summertime residents.
Directions: We will meet in the parking area at the Orange Market at the junction of routes 419 and 311 in Hanging Rock at 8:00am. From there
we will carpool to the trailhead.

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