Bird Walk at New Quarter Park, February 13, 2015

New Quarter Park, York, Virginia, US
Feb 13, 2016 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:     27 degrees, windy, very cold, sunny, low tide
24 species

Double-crested Cormorant  5
Turkey Vulture  2
Bald Eagle  5     2 were juveniles
Killdeer  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  5     4 adults and 1 immature. Adults had complete red head, white wing patches and were seen in the open at 100 feet by 5 birders!
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Carolina Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  23
Cedar Waxwing  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  46
Dark-eyed Junco  15
White-throated Sparrow  11
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  3
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  4

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Last Updated on Saturday, 13 February 2016 20:52

February 17 Meeting: Brian Watts on Shorebird Hunting and Offshore Wind Development

Our February speaker will be Dr. Brian Watts, Director of the Center for Conservation Biology at W&M/VCU, who will present a program focusing on shorebird hunting and offshore wind development and the importance of understanding mortality limits for these issues. Join us to learn about this interesting research. Click over to the CCB website to learn more about their research:

Wednesday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m., Room 1127  Integrated Sciences Bldg., W&M (next to Millington).

Please remember to have a parking pass on your dashboard. If you need a new one, it can be downloaded here.

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CBBT by Car Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT) Authority has reserved Saturday, February 20 for us to conduct our annual field trip to the bridge tunnel islands. This trip has been a big hit the last two years and we're hoping for another good outing this year! The birding will begin at 9:00 AM at the CBBT toll booth plaza parking lot and we'll plan for three hours on the islands. We'll carpool from the Colony Square parking lot at roughly 7:30 AM and meet up with any separate drivers at the CBBT where we'll condense into as few cars as practical.

As in past years, the CBBT security policies require us to provide a list of participants no later than 10 days in advance of the trip. The cost is $10 per person ($150 per 15-person group) to pay for the security personnel who will escort us to the three islands not open to the public.

So, if you would like to participate please take the following steps:

1. Send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so he can start a head count and let the CBBT security office know how large our group could be;

2. Fill out the attached participant form, sign it, and either scan it and e-mail it to Jim, bring it to the January club meeting, or mail it to Jim by Feb. 1st; and

3. Bring your $10 to the January meeting, mail it to Jim, or PayPal it to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Advance payment is highly desired because the fee is on a group basis, so if you don't show and haven't paid, then the rest of us would need to cover your portion.

 Jim would like to send the CBBT security office all of our forms by February 1st. Please let Jim know if you have any questions about the trip. Additional details about logistics will be forthcoming as the trip nears. Also look for information soon about our CBBT by Boat Trip, which is tentatively scheduled for February 6.

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Next bird walk Saturday, February 27 at 7 a.m. at New Quarter Park

The Williamsburg Bird Club and New Quarter Park co-sponsor bird walks at New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Dr., Williamsburg, twice a month — the second and fourth Saturdays. The second Saturdays we meet at 8 a.m; the fourth Saturdays we meet at 7 a.m. Meet in the parking lot near the park office. Participants can stay as long as they’d like. Generally, the leader will walk about two hours or so, but participants can peel off as they like. Walks are free and open to the public. You need not be a member to join us. Just show up! Google map.

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New Meeting Time and Room: 7:00 p.m. at the Integrated Science Center, Room 1127

Our next meeting will be January 20 at 7:00 p.m. in a new room in a new building, the Integrated Science Center, Room 1127, at the College of William and Mary (behind Phi Beta Kappa Hall). Note that we are now meeting earlier, at 7:00 rather than 7:30. There is no meeting in December. The Integrated Science building is past Andrews Hall, to the right of Millington. See map.


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Parking Pass for Bird Club Meetings

Be sure to download and print out this parking pass. Put it under your windshield when you come to our meetings. Meetings will start up again, after a summer break, in September. Come to Andrews Hall, College of William and Mary (in the back of the Phi Beta Kappa building at 601 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, Wednesday evening, September 16th, at 7:30. Members Ann and Gary Carpenter will present a discussion of the Roads Scholar trips, and show photos highlighting the birds the saw on their Roads Scholar bird trip in Texas.Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting. 

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The Bird Club has published “The Birds of Virginia’s Colonial Historic Triangle.” Editor Bill Williams compiled the data from local birders' records since the 1960's and 1970's. The cover, shown here, sports a stunning photo of our mascot bird, a Red-headed Woodpecker taken by Club member Mike Powell at Greensprings Trail. The book contains over 30 color photos by local nature photographers.

You can obtain one of “Bill’s Books” at just about any Bird Club event. They are also available at Morrison’s Flowers and Gifts at Colony Square Shopping Center on Jamestown Road and at Wild Birds Unlimited at Monticello Marketplace.

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