2023 events

We offer a range of field trips from September through May, as well as an annual member picnic. Guided birding trips are held during peak bird migration and breeding seasons. Bring binoculars, if you have them. Wear sturdy shoes and plan on walking for about two hours on paved trails. If weather forces cancellation, a notification will be sent by the club listserv (sign up) and WhatsApp.

December field trips

'Tis the season for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count!

 Saturday, Dec. 16
Blacksburg area count

Last year’s Blacksburg count logged not only expected species, but documented seven rare species, including a Harlequin Duck. This was the highest number of rare species reported by any count circle in Virginia last year. Join us for this year's count!

Volunteers should expect to spend at least four hours on their routes. If you wish to join a count team in Montomgery County, contact leaders Beth Lancaster or Laura Slaughter.

NOTE: Celebrate the count with us at 6 p.m. at Lefty’s Main Street Grille, 1410 S. Main St., Blacksburg. There we will tabulate our species and enjoy some end-of-the-year fellowship.

Saturday, Dec. 30

Giles County Christmas Bird Count

Jointly coordinated by Chris Sokol and Bill Opengari, this count has been ongoing for many years. 

To join a Giles count team, contact Chris Sokol.

NOTE: We will tabulate and celebrate our counts at 1 p.m. at Riviera Mexican Grill, 5870 Virginia Ave., Pembroke.