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November Meeting

The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will have a regular meeting at the South Charleston Library on Monday, November 21, at 6:30pm

Our guest speaker will be Gregg Miller. Bird Consultant for the movie, The Big year.  He has birded all 50 states, and has done a "Big Year", breaking the record of 700 species.

Anyone interested in birds is welcome. Hope to see you all there.


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







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.