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HANDLAN NEWSLETTER

February 2013

 

Goldfinch by Jason Scott Means

 

February Meeting of the Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club

 

Come to the meeting of the Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club Monday, February 18, 6:30 at the South Charleston Library.

The program will be a presentation by Richard Bailey, an ornithologist with the West Virginia DNR.

The Board will meet at 6 pm.

 

Check out the webcast interview of Richard Bailey by Patrick McMurtry on bird feeders.

Also note Richard Bailey's article describing the Backyard Winter Bird Count, the Breeding Bird Atlas, the West Virginia Point Count Surveys, and the Christmas Bird Count


 

February Birding Outing

Doug Wood will be leading a birding visit to Ward Hollow Wildlife Habitat on Saturday February 23, 2013 .  We will meet at the DOW facility (formerly the Union Carbide Tech Ctr) at the parking spaces alongside the facility's main road, between buildings near the end of the road through the facility at 9AM, with the expectation of gathering for lunch at a local eatery sometime afterward.
 

 

Other Announcements


 -  The Peregrine Watch will be held from March 15 until April 15.  For information contact Wendy Perrone at wendy@tracwv.org or go to the TRAC facebook page.


 -  Richard Bailey has sent out a request: 

Just a short note to say we badly need help with getting owl observations submitted! Since 12/15/12 we have only had a SINGLE observation entered into the atlas - for any species. Any help, even in non-priority blocks, is most appreciated! Owls observed during xmas bird counts are definitely fair game. These birds are almost always underrepresented in atlases, and we need to make every effort to do the best that we can. We hope you might consider spending an evening or early morning doing some owling in your area…

You can contact Richard at:  Richard.S.Bailey@wv.gov


 

Handlan Chapter Christmas Bird Count Results

 

The Kanawha -Charleston CBC 2012 took place on Saturday, December 15th.  Although overall bird activity was down this year, participants still managed to record 60 species, which is just above the historical average tally of 59.

Among the highlights of this year's count were record high counts of Northern Pintails (6) and Pied-billed Grebes (27).  Our counters also observed four Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, a Raven, a Hermit Thrush, a Fox
Sparrow and a pair of Pine Siskins.

Here are the Handlan results.

 

 

 

Handlan Chapter Up-Coming Events

 

Monday February 18, 2013 at 6:30pm The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will have the  regular meeting at the South Charleston Public Library.

Richard Bailey an Ornithologist  from DNR wil give a presentation.

Board meeting at 6:00pm.

Saturday February 23, 2013 at 9:00am Doug Wood will be leading a birding visit to Ward Hollow Wildlife Habitat .  We will meet at the DOW facility (formerly the Union Carbide Tech Ctr)
Saturday March 2, 2013 Doren and Laura will be leading a birding outing.  Time and location to be announced later.
Monday, March 18, 2013 at 6:30pm The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will have the  regular meeting at the South Charleston Public Library.

Barb Koster will be doing owl pellet dissection.  All interested birders are encouraged to attend.

Board meeting at 6:00pm.

Saturday April 6, 2013  ?? There will tentatively be a outing on the Carriage Trail.  Confirmation and details to be announced later.
Monday, April 15, 2013 at 6:30pm The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will have the  regular meeting at the South Charleston Public Library.

Sue Olcott from DNR will talk on the upcoming breeding butterfly atlas. 

Board meeting at 6:00pm.

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:00pm Annual Spring Potluck Picnic.  Details to be announced later.

 


Some Up-Coming Events of Our Parent Organization - Brooks Bird Club

For information, see their WebSite

February 7-9 Trip to Killdeer Plains
March 8-10 Mid-Winter Meeting, North Bend State Park
March 16 Waterfowl Field Trip, Seneca Lake, OH (Day Trip)
April 21 Raccoon Creek State Park (Day Trip) & 3 Rivers Club
May 14-29 Spain Trip
June 1-8 Foray - Camp Pocahontas, Thornwood, WV
October 18-20 BBC Reunion, Canaan Valley State Park
November 6-10 Eastern Shore Trip

 

 




 

    

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