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February 2007

 

  HANDLAN CHAPTER OF THE BROOKS BIRD CLUB


                                                               February Meeting


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.

                                                              Bird Movements

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 meeting.

                                                              Peregrine Study

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
truthseeker23@hotmail.com

See you Monday!



 




 

    

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