Roanoke Valley Bird Club

RVBC Field Trips


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

January 13th, SUNDAY at 2PM
Sewage Treatment Plant and Surrounds
Meet co-leaders Kent Davis (355-6388) and Linda Cory (580-5214) at the Greenway
parking lot on Bennington St next to the bridge over the Roanoke River. After a
short scan of the Roanoke River, we will carpool over to the Sewage Treatment
Plant (STP). Entrance to the STP is by special permit and only on Sundays, and trip
participants must all enter at the same time and stay together as a group. This site
is one of the best spots for viewing shorebirds in the Roanoke Valley. The property
includes impoundments, sludge ponds, mudflats, riparian habitat and woodlands.
Besides shorebirds, we can expect to see resident hawks and possibly ravens
and fish crows. The walking is mostly flat with a short steep trail. Sturdy waterproof
boots are recommended as it could be muddy. If time permits, we will also
look for birds at Mayflower Park and/or the end of Rutrough Road.
Directions: Thirteenth Street SE changes names to Bennington St at the bridge
over the Roanoke River which is in front of the STP. Look for the Greenway parking
lot next to Brownlee St.

January 26th, Saturday, 9am
Pond Hopping in Botetourt
Meet our co-leaders, Tim and Alyce Quinn (312-6844), at the parking lot next to
Bojangles at Botetourt Commons on Route 220 in Daleville. We will spend the
morning visiting local ponds in search of waterfowl and other avian life. Carpooling
is required due to the limited space at some pull-off areas. Bring your scope
and dress warmly.
Directions: Exit at 150B on I81 and follow signs to 220N, keeping to the right of the
traffic circle. Go 3/4 miles and take a left on Kingston Rd into the Botetourt Commons
shopping center. Bojangles is next to the Wendy’s in the parking lot.

February 1-3, 2019
VSO Field Trip Outer Banks
Make plans to join us for the annual Virginia Society of Ornithology field trip to the
Outer Banks. There are always great waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors, along with
a wide assortment of land birds. The co-leaders include Bill Akers and Jerry Via.
Register with Meredith Bell, trip co-ordinator at , 804-824-
4958. There is a $20 registration fee. The headquarters for the weekend is at the
Comfort Inn, South Oceanfront in Nags Head. This is a wonderful trip and a long,
long time tradition for the Virginia Society of Ornithology. Our club is a chapter of
the VSO and there are always some RVBC members on this favorite trip. Details are
on the VSO website:
20190201-outer-banks .

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

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