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NEWSLETTER,   January 2006



  Monday, January 9, 7:00, First Presbyterian Church,

ROOM 411, MAIN CHURCH BUILDING, fourth floor.  Park as usual, come in the back door of the church building and take the elevator.  The program, “Birds of Colorado,” will feature slides by one of West Virginia’s premier birders, Wendell Argabrite. 


News---“Winter Wilds”  Jim and Barb Smith are sharing information on a trip to The Wilds near Cumberland, Ohio, on February 11.  See the website or call 342-1755.


*The Great Backyard Bird Count is scheduled for February 17-20.  (Should we brush up on identifying Black-capped vs. Carolina Chickadee?)  Remember that Phoebe Ruckle suggested bringing in our data to compare results.  See


*The Doug Jolley Program,”Attracting Birds to WV Gardens,” a collaborative effort of Handlan Chapter and the South Charleston Library, is set for Saturday (afternoon), March 4.


*Christmas Count results will be distributed at the January meeting.


*Twenty-nine people enjoyed a great Christmas dinner on December 12 at Shoney’s on the Boulevard.


*The “Cats Indoors!” program of the American Bird Conservancy can get matching funds from the National Fish and Wildlife Federation.  To help protect America’s yardbirds, send donations to Cats Indoors! Campaign, American Bird Conservancy, 1731 Connecticut Ave.NW, 3rd floor, Washington, D.C. 20009.


*Details of many of these stories are available from our website and remember to go there for information on “Birds of North America” online. 


*Wanted:  Volunteer to assist with the chapter scrapbook.  Help preserve our history…contact Marilyn Morton or 727-5077.   



        1/7---“Winter Walk” 2 pm Kan. St. Forest (by “Friends of KSF”)

        1/9---regular meeting, Handlan Chapter, First Presbyterian Church

        1/22---Nitro, Doren Burrell presentation at Bird Day, Town & Country Feed

                    and  Seed

        2/11---Winter Wilds trip

        2/13 ---regular meeting, Handlan Chapter,

            location to be discussed at meeting of 1/9

        2/17-2/20---Great Backyard Bird Count

        3/ 4---Doug Jolley Program, So.Chas. library


Handlan Chapter, contact:  Cindy Ellis 586-4135


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