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December 2009


The Holiday Dinner for the Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will be this coming Monday evening, December 14th, between 6:30 and 8:30 pm at the Shoneys Restaurant on Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston. We have the back room reserved for us and Shoneys offers an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet. Looking forward to seeing everyone.


This year's Christmas Count takes place on Saturday, December 19th. If you would like to match up with other birders for the count or if you want suggestions on areas to cover, please call Don or Marilyn Morton at
204-727-5077. In the evening, the Mortons will host a warm-up and wrap-up at their home in St. Albans (directions below). You are invited to come for some warm food and to share your sightings from the day. Please remember that the National Audubon requires $5 from each participant to cover the administration of the count.

2720 Lakeview Drive, St. Albans

At the traffic light at the St. Albans/Nitro bridge and Rt. 60 (MacCorkle Ave.), turn into St. Albans (away from the river). Go through the railroad underpass and on to the second traffic light (Kanawha Terrace). Turn right.
Go one block (to the traffic light) and turn left. This puts you on the main road (Pennsylvania Ave. at this point) to our area, Riverlake Estates.  Continue on this road for 2.7 miles.

Along the way, you will have Coal River on your right and, a little further on, railroad tracks on your left. The road hugs the tracks (the river soon is out of sight) and finally crosses the tracks. Proceed on past the 7-Eleven store for about 1/2-mile. The road forks at this point and a sign on the right announces Riverlake Estates. Turn right into Riverlake Estates (don't go up the hill straight ahead or through the tunnel to the left).

After crossing the tracks into Riverlake Estates, take the third street going left (Lakeview Drive). Our house is 2720, the 5th house on the left, counting the corner house. Call if you have trouble. 304-727-5077



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