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HANDLAN NEWSLETTER

December 2014

 

 

Christmas Dinner

 

The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will hold our annual Christmas Party/Dinner at Harding's Family Restaurant, at 6:00pm on Monday, December 15, 2013.  In addition to good food and socializing, we will have some of our traditional bird-related games.  We will also discuss details of the Christmas Bird Count which will take place on Saturday, December 20.

So that we will be able to have appropriate seating, would you please let either myself or Joan Steven know if you plan to attend (non-binding reservation) if possible.

Joan Steven:   jsteven001@AOL.com   304-346-6542

Jim Smith:   jallbee@fiascofarm.com    304-342-1755

 

Harding's Family Restaurant


304.344.5044

Conveniently located just off the Mink Shoals exit of I-79, 3 miles North of Charleston

2772 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV  25302

 

For further information, check out their website

 

Our November meeting was a lot of fun, thanks to Laura and all of you who participated.

 

The results of the "straw poll" about what folks would like to see as their state bird (We were not actually considering trying to replace the Northern Cardinal)

    Cardinal...................8 votes
    Cerulean..................4
    Titmouse.................3
    Screech Owl............2
    Eastern Towhee......2 
   The following each had one vote each: bluebird, blue jay, Turkey Vulture, Veery, Redheaded Woodpecker,
     and Redbellied Woodpecker.
Here is a link to a good listing of all the "State Birds" - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._state_birds 
 
Here is the list of the group's suggested "best birding places" that perhaps we will get to visit this coming year:
Kanawha State Forest (including Overlook and Rattlesnake Trails)
Springhill Cemetery
Coonskin Park (including the "plateau")
the pond behind DOW/Carbide (now off limits)
Beechfork State Park
Hanging Rock Observatory
Northgate
St Albans Park
Moncove Lake
Sam's Fork headwaters
Belle Locks and Winfield Locks
 

 

~WV Christmas Bird Counts~
 

Huntington- Sunday, December 14- contact Wendell Argabrite

 

Charles Town/ Jefferson County-Sunday, December 14- contact-Bob Dean

 

Canaan Valley/Tucker County-Sunday December 14- contact Casey Rucker

 

Pocahontas County-Sunday, December 14-contact Rich Bailey

 
Franklin/Pendleton County- Tuesday, Dec. 16 -contact Frederick Atwood

 
Charleston-Saturday, December 20- contact Doren Burrell

 

Morgantown- Saturday December 20-contact LeJay Graffious

 

Pipestem area-Saturday, December 20-contact Jim Phillips

 
Raleigh County-Sunday, December 21-contact Alan Waldron

 
McDowell County-Saturday, December 27-contact Alan Waldron

 
Elkins-Monday, January 5-contact Rich Bailey

 
Inwood/Berkeley County-Saturday, Jan 3- contact Bob Dean

 

Mountwood/Parkersburg-Saturday, Jan 3-contact Dick Esker

 
Lewisburg-Saturday, Jan.3-contact Larry Davis

 
Ona –Sunday, January 4- Contact Wendell Argabrite

 

 

Calendar of Events for the Handlan Chapter

Upcoming topics and activities for future meetings have not all been finalized, but please put these meeting dates on you calendar.

Note that the January and February Meeting dates are NOT on the third Monday, due to scheduling conflicts with the South Charleston Library.

 

Annual Christmas Dinner/Party December 15, 2014 - 6:00pm Harding's Restaurant
Christmas Bird Count, Organized by Doren December 20, 2014 Details to be given at the Christmas Dinner.
Hinton Eagle Survey, Coordinated  by Jim Philips January 10, 2015 New & Bluestone Rivers
January  Meeting at South Charleston Library January 12, 2015 - 6:30pm "Critters Need Plants,Too" by Diane Anestis
February  Meeting at South Charleston Library February 2, 2015 - 6:30pm Richard Bailey, State Ornithologist, on the Breeding Bird Atlas
Hinton Eagle Survey, Coordinated  by Jim Philips March 14, 2014 New & Bluestone Rivers
March  Meeting at South Charleston Library March 16, 2015 - 6:30pm Whitney Bailey, DNR Biologist will discuss the "State Wildlife Action Plan"
April  Meeting at South Charleston Library April 20, 2015 - 6:30pm Jim Triplett will talk about Magee Marsh
Century Count Week A week in May Details  and date to be announced
Spring Hill Cemetery Walks Sundays at 8:00am Four weekends in May to be announced
Annual Spring Potluck Picnic at Coonskin Park Monday, May 18, 2015 at 6:00pm Shelter 19, Coonskin Park
Annual Ice Cream Social at the South Charleston Library September 21, 2015 - 6:30pm A program of socializing and discussion of bird sightings and news
October  Meeting at South Charleston Library October 19, 2015 - 6:30pm Program to be announced
November  Meeting at South Charleston Library November 16, 2015 - 6:30pm Program to be announced

 

 

 




 

    

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