HANDLAN CHAPTER OF THE BROOKS BIRD CLUB
The Handlan Chapter will meet Monday, March 19th, at 6:30 p.m.
at the South
Charleston Public Library. Chuck Wirts will present a program
about his trip to the Galapagos Islands, using PowerPoint images
and a video. Carrie Cutlip and Alice Knight will provide
refreshments. There will be an Executive Committee meeting at
REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK
Are there activities that you would like to see offered by our
club, besides the things we are already doing? For example,
since we are getting some new
members, is there a need for a Beginning Birding workshop? Or
workshops or discussions on advanced birding topics? Would you
like to have morning bird walks locally on Saturdays? Or longer
day trips that would involve more
driving? Or perhaps rent a cabin for a weekend at a good
birding location? Or get even more ambitious and take a trip as
a club to a location such as the Outer Banks? Or do you have
other suggestions? Send me your thoughts and suggestions -
including which activities you would be likely to participate in
- by email, and then we'll discuss them at the meeting. If you
do not have email, you are welcome to call me at 925-6379.
CEMETERY BIRD WALKS
Russ Young will resume leading bird walks at the Spring Hill
Cemetery, in Charleston, on Sunday morning, April 15th. This
will be the first of five straight Sunday morning walks at the
cemetery, which will cover the prime period of spring
migration. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the parking area adjacent to
the cemetery office. By having the walks on Sundays, there's
little or no noisy maintenance activity occurring. For more
information, call Russ at 925-5668.
TERRA SALIS WALK
Connie Bergmark and Bev Wright will lead a bird walk for
children (ages 8 through 14) at the TerraSalis Garden Center at
Malden on Saturday, March 31, at 1:00 p.m. The focus will be on
the fundamentals of bird identification. Call 925-4754 for
information and to reserve a spot for the walk.
Jim Waggy has written an article on Peregrine Falcon hacking in
the New River Gorge for the May issue of Wonderful West Virginia
magazine, which will be out in early April. The article
explains how the New River efforts fit into the larger picture
of Peregrine reintroduction in the eastern U.S. The magazine is
edited by Sheila McEntee, who is also a Handlan member.
See you Monday!