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Russ' Spring Hill Cemetery Walks
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North American Migration
Here are some photos of the
Merlins taken by Christina Carr.
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Courtesy of Doren Burrell
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by Mike Bohl
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by Mike Bohl
|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 .
Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will have
a regular meeting at the
South Charleston Library on Monday, November 17,
A "Show & Tell" of our
favorite tools for birdwatchers.
In preparation for the gift giving season
and black Friday, our November meeting will
and Tell" of our favorite tools
for birdwatchers. Everyone
is to bring at least one item to
share with the club. It can be -
guide including electronic guide,
a reference book,
optics (binocs and scopes) plus
accessories (harness, tripods, etc),
computer programs and websites,
Also, come prepared to share a couple of
your favorite locations to bird within 1-2
hours of Charleston.
Anyone interested in birds
in welcome. Hope to see you all there.
for more details
|Russ led three of his famous Sunday
Spring Hill Cemetery
Walks, on , April 21, May 5, and May 12, 2013.
The April 28th walk was rained out. Check out the field
for these three walks.
|On the April 21st Cemetery
Walk, an Oranged-Crowned Warbler was sighted!
We saw it again on April 20,
|On the May 12th Cemetery
Walk, a Cape May Warbler was sighted!
|Also sighted on that May 12th walk was a
|Doren Burrell spoke to the Pocahontas Nature Club about bird migration
at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) classroom
in Green Bank, WV, on March 16.
There was a nice
write-up on the lecture in the Pocahontas Times.
Hawk by Doren Burrell
|Check out the Flora identified in
Shrewsberry Hollow during the September 14, 2013, Margaret
Denison Fall Nature Walk at Kanawha
Macauley Library of Natural
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.
a website on
Birdwatching contacts throughout the world, in
case you would like to go birdwatching with a local wherever you
are. Go to
Click photo to see information about John Smith
Check out all the activities
on the current Master Naturalist program in Kanawha county
Future information about Master Naturalists
Classes, etc, will now be found at the new Master Naturalist website:
- Did you know that WV has 38% of
the world's Cerulean
- WV has more Red-eyed Vireos than
- 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
from US government Breeding Bird Surveys.
The Partners in Flight web site is
here for all the population estimate data for West Virginia.
The dates for the Hinton eagle surveys are set for Jan 10 & Mar
There will be more eagles at the January 10 survey since
some birds will be sitting on the nests in March.
More information will follow.
In Search of the Elusive Orange Crowned
Read and hear this story on WV Public Broadcasting by
Sheila McEntee about discovering an Orange Crowned Warbler during
one of Russ Young's Springhill Cemetery bird walks on Easter
Jim Triplett took the
great photos of a red-necked grebe and a
ring-necked (hen) duck at Coon Skin Park.
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Three Rivers Avian
Center released a young Golden Eagle at
Grandview Park WV. This bird was found
in Monroe County, West Virginia, caught in a
coyote leg hold trap and rehabilitated
at Three Rivers Avian Center.
Click on the photo to
see a video of his rehab and release.
|Check out the Three
Rivers Avian Center
|Check out the new
Brooks Bird Club
|At our January
14, 2013, meeting Martha Hopper presented
part of a video by Dr. Douglas Tallamy
on "Bringing Nature Home: How Native
Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens"
Click picture for more information on
8th Winter Eagle Survey
The 8th Winter Eagle Survey was held
in southern WV on Sat., Jan. 12,
Click on the photo for
Also, check out the wonderful
the survey by Rick Steelhammer in the Charleston Gazette
6th Early Spring Eagle
March 9, 2013
Area covered - Mouth of Bluestone River to
Sandstone Falls plus Indian Creek between
Forest Hill and Greenville.
Bald Eagles - 10(3 adults, 7 immatures)
Golden Eagle - 1 immature
5/9 sites reported eagles
Temp was 32-65 degrees, 0-12% cloud cover,
0-6 mph winds and no
Bird Migration Forecast
e-Bird announces a new collaboration
between NOAA and the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology to provide this newest eBird’s
feature: the Bird Migration Forecast (BirdCast).
Kitty Bailey recently posted on the
listserve this great
article on Bird Migration.
walk at Coonskin Park on Sunday, March 25, 2012, was very
successful. Click here
for the list of birds seen.
Check out some fascinating
|The Brooks Bird Club
held the 2009
Foray in Randolph County, June
Check out some more great