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The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will have our regular meeting on Monday,  February 22, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Charleston Public Library. Note that this is the Fourth Monday of the Month.

Doug Wood will discuss Ward Hollow (behind the ponds at the old DOW building).  We will follow-up with a later field trip on Saturday, February 27.

All folks interested in birds are invited.  Board meets at 6:00pm.


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 . 


Participate in the 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).  Click here for information.

Jason Scott Means










Russ is again going to lead spring outings at Spring Hill Cemetery on four Sunday mornings at 8:00 am: April  17 and 24 and May 1 and 8, 2016.   This may be expanded to a fifth 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.