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HANDLAN NEWSLETTER ADDENDUM

January 2013

 

 

Chickadee by Roger Mayhorn

 

Next Meeting of the Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club

 

Birdwatchers and gardeners - Come to the meeting of the Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club next Monday, January 14, 6:30 at the South Charleston Library.

The program will be an inspiring video by Dr. Doug Tallamy, Professor of Entomology at University of Delaware and author of “Bringing Nature Home: How Native plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens.”

At the meeting we will get the final results from our December Christmas Bird Count, and we'll hear what members have been seeing since the last meeting.  We hope you can join us.

The Board will meet at 6 pm.


 

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.
 

 

Handlan Chapter Christmas Bird Count

 

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 preliminary results.

 

 

 

Handlan Chapter Up-Coming Events

 

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6:30pm The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club will have the  regular meeting at the South Charleston Public Library.

Martha Hopper plans to show the Doug Tallamy video regarding landscaping with native plants.   All interested birders and gardeners are encouraged to attend.

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. -- Program to be announced.
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)
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.

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. 

 

 

 




 

    

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