2024 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.

   Field Trips

    These last two trips of the year were a big success. Stay tuned for postings of our local field trips beginning again on the first Saturday in September at the Deerfield Trail.  

Saturday May 25, 8:00 AM 

Caldwell Fields, Montgomery County

From Blacksburg (junction of North Main Street and US 460), follow US 460 west for 2.8 miles. Turn right on Craig Creek Road (SR 621), go 8.8 miles. Road turns to gravel after 4 miles. A parking area is on the right. We’ll spend 1 ½ to 2 hours in search of spring migrants. Expect to walk on uneven terrain during this walk.

Saturday, June 1, 8:00 AM

Mountain Lake Lodge, Giles County

Meet at the gravel parking area at the intersection of Routes 460 and 700  (the road to Mountain Lake) to carpool/caravan up to the lodge.  We’ll spend 1 ½ to 2 hours birding in search of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Scarlet Tanagers, Veery and other recent migrants. Expect to walk on uneven terrain.