Roanoke Valley Bird Club

RVBC Field Trips

 

JANUARY 25th, SATURDAY, 7:30am - HIGHLAND COUNTY BIRDING
Meet co-leaders Linda Cory (580-5214) and Toni Pepin at the parking lot next to
Bojangles at Botetourt Commons on Route 220 in Daleville for this day of birding in
Highland County. We will be looking for those winter wonders including the bald
and golden eagles and maybe even a Rough-legged Hawk. We should also see a
good variety of waterfowl. This is a full day event, so please bring lunch, snacks
and drinks. Wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes. And bring your scope! Carpooling
is required due to the limited space at some pull-off areas. NOTE: Please watch
your email in case this trip gets cancelled or postponed due to weather. There’s
Roanoke weather and then there’s Highland County weather.
Directions: on I-81, take exit 150B and follow signs to 220N. Go 3/4 miles and take
a left on Kingston Rd into the Botetourt Commons shopping center. Park close to
Bojangles.

JANUARY 31ST – FEBRUARY 2ND, VSO TRIP TO OUTER BANKS
Make plans to join 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. Leaders include Bill Akers, Jerry Via, Lee Adams and
Meredith Bell. 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. Registration details are on the
VSO website: https://www.virginiabirds.org/events/upcoming-field-trips-index

ANNUAL RAPTOR COUNT
Plan to spend a few hours driving away the birding blues on Saturday, February 8,
2020. The annual Raptor Count is a great excuse to get out of the house and do
some winter birding!! No skill required, just a little time and effort. We count all the
hawks that we can find. Just an excuse to get together with your birding buddies
and enjoy a winter outing!! The form and more details will be in the February newsletter.

(For any additional information please contact Mary Harshfield at 540-309-8277 or
RVBC2015@outlook.com)





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