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The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will have the annual Spring picnic on Monday, May 16, at 6:00 at Coonskin park.

This is a potluck dinner, so bring a covered dish of your choice - main dish, dessert, or salad.  Water and ice will be provided as will plastic plates, cups, dishes, table cloths, eating utensils.

We are aiming for shelter #19, where we have used the last few years.  If for some reason #19 is not available when we get there, we will use either #18 or #20, which are in the same general area.  See the map.  At the Gorman area (on the right), turn left - pass through the gate and go up the hill - go all the way up the hill until you see several picnic shelters.  Turn right into the parking lot for shelter # 19.


The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club meets on the third Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Charleston Public Library . 


Click here for some photos by Richard Gregg of our really successful Ward Hollow Outing on 02/27/16.


Jason Scott Means







Russ is again going to lead spring outings at Spring Hill Cemetery on Sunday mornings at 8:00 am: May 8, 2016.   This may be expanded to aa additional Sunday, May 15.  This will be determined later.

Meet at the parking area near the cemetery office. 


Indices listing all the bird photographs and flower photos on this website submitted by our members have been added for your convenience.
Check out some links about bird feeding.
The Alice Knight Memorial


  • Did you know that WV has 38% of the world's Cerulean Warblers?
  • WV has more Red-eyed Vireos than Robins.
  • Our state only has 20 Ospreys.

Terry Bronson brought to our attention that Partners in Flight maintains a database of population estimates of bird species in the US and Canada, including state estimates.
Many of these are very rough estimates, but they should give
good relative totals for most species. Data are derived primarily
from US government Breeding Bird Surveys.

The Partners in Flight web site is http://rmbo.org/pif_db/laped/default.aspx.

Click here for all the population estimate data for West Virginia.


Macauley Library of Natural Sounds

Susan Olcott of the WV DNR reports that the Macauley Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell lab has now digitized all their sounds – they are available free to listen.  Downloads are charged.  This is a great resource for birders.