Next bird walk Saturday, July 23 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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 July 2016 00:58

Bird Walk at New Quarter Park, June 25, 2016

Bird Walk, June 25, 2016

Mike Zickel, Geoff Giles, Sue Mutell, Jan Lockwood, Susan Schipani, Cheryl Jacobson, David Lunt, Gavin Baptie.   
Missing from the picture are Andy Hawkins and Brenda Uekert

June 25th ten birders headed out on a muggy Saturday morning at New Quarter Park.   Showers were in the area so we headed to the floating dock followed by the fire pit on our usual walk, not too far from the parking lot.   With threating skies, we were able to get our two hours plus in and reported 34 species.  One of the highlights was a pair of cardinals, with the female carrying nesting material, which was a new confirmation in the Williamsburg CE Block.  The species spotted were:


Double Crested Cormorant                Great Crested Flycatcher                           Barn Swallow                                          
Great Blue Heron                               Carolina Chickadee                                    Yellow-throated Vireo
Great Egret                                        Tufted Titmouse                                          Red-eyed Vireo
Turkey Vulture                                    White-breasted Nuthatch                            Blue Jay
Osprey                                               Carolina Wren                                             American Crow
Laughing Gull                                     Blue-gray Gnatcatcher                               Northern Cardinal
Ruby-throated Hummingbird              American Robin                                          Indigo Bunting
Belted Kingfisher                                Northern Mockingbird                                 Brown-headed Cowbird
Downey Woodpecker                         Prairie Warbler                                           House Finch
Pileated Woodpecker                         Chipping Sparrow                                       American Goldfinch
Eastern Wood-Pewee                        Eastern Towhee
Acadian Flycatcher                            Summer Tanager
 

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 20:13

Summertime!

Twice-monthly bird walks at New Quarter Park continue throughout the summer. Some field trips will be held. Meetings, however, are on hold until the third week in September.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 20:29

Find Us on Facebook

Did you know the Williamsburg Bird Club has a facebook page?

 

Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 20:11

The Birds of Virginia’s Colonial Historic Triangle

Cover of Bill Williams' book, Birds of Virginia's Historic Colonial Triangle

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.


Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 19:56

Principles of Birding Ethics

Download a copy of the VSO's Principles of Birding Ethics (pdf)

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 September 2012 16:36

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