HANDLAN CHAPTER OF THE BROOKS BIRD CLUB
We will meet Monday, February 19th, at 6:30 p.m. at the South
Charleston Public Library. Mary Beth Griffith will present a
PowerPoint program about her experiences working as a nature
interpreter at 2 seabird colonies off the coast of Scotland.
Jennifer Soule will provide the refreshments. The executive
committee will meet at 6:00.
The hard freeze north of us has caused a surge of bird movement
in our direction, with many interesting sightings on the Ohio
River and the Kanawha River. Tundra swans, gulls, and many
species of waterfowl have been spotted. Keep your eyes open,
and there should be a lot of observations to discuss at our
Matt Varner, the NPS wildlife biologist who presented a program
to our club about raising and releasing young Peregrine falcons
in the New River Gorge, said they will be doing regular surveys
this spring (from now until April) to see if there are any adult
Peregrines active in the Gorge during nesting
season. There's a lot of area to cover, so volunteers are
always helpful. If you'd like to combine some scenic hiking
with Peregrine searching, contact Jim Waggy for more information
at 304-925-6379 or
See you Monday!