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Russ' Spring Hill Cemetery Walks
Spring Hill Cemetery Plant
WV Bird List
North American Migration
Here are some photos of the
Merlins taken by Christina Carr.
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Courtesy of Doren Burrell
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by Mike Bohl
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by Mike Bohl
|The Handlan Chapter
of the Brooks Bird Club
meets on the third Monday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. at the South
Charleston Public Library .
Bird of the Month
Who gives a hoot: Finding owls
Have you ever had an 'owl experience', a moment when you saw or
heard one of those mysterious hunters of the night? During the
spring months, owls can be very vocal at night. You can take
advantage of this and by using some of the tips given, create your
own 'owl experience'. Bring a light source as we will go out to
listen for owls.
Come to Kanawha State Forest on Saturday April 19th 6:30pm at the
pool building for the Bird of the Month Presentation
Doren Burrell and Laura Miller hosted an outing to Greenbottom
Wildlife Management Area
on March 29.
See the Bird Siting List.
Springhill Cemetery Outings
Russ Young will host bird walks at the Springhill Cemetery on
four Sunday mornings at 8:00 am: April 20th and 27th and May 4th
and 11th. Meet at the parking area near the cemetery office.
Please join the Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club at the South Charleston
Library, Monday April 21 at 6:30pm.
Joey Herron will discuss
Owls and the WV Birding Trail.
All interested folks are welcomed.
As usual, the Board meets at 6 pm
|Doren Burrell spoke to the Pocahontas Nature Club about bird migration
at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) classroom
in Green Bank, WV, on March 16.
There was a nice
write-up on the lecture in the Pocahontas Times.
Hawk by Doren Burrell
|Check out the Flora identified in
Shrewsberry Hollow during the September 14, 2013, Margaret
Denison Fall Nature Walk at Kanawha
Macauley Library of Natural
Susan Olcott of the WV DNR reports that
the Macauley Library of
Natural Sounds at the Cornell lab has now digitized all
their sounds – they are available free to listen. Downloads are
charged. This is a great resource for birders.
a website on
Birdwatching contacts throughout the world, in
case you would like to go birdwatching with a local wherever you
are. Go to
Click photo to see information about John Smith
Check out all the activities
on the current Master Naturalist program in Kanawha county
Future information about Master Naturalists
Classes, etc, will now be found at the new Master Naturalist website:
- Did you know that WV has 38% of
the world's Cerulean
- WV has more Red-eyed Vireos than
- Our state only has 20 Ospreys.
Terry Bronson brought to our attention
that Partners in Flight maintains a database of
population estimates of bird species in the US and Canada, including state estimates.
Many of these are very rough estimates, but they should give
good relative totals for most species. Data are derived
from US government Breeding Bird Surveys.
The Partners in Flight web site is
here for all the population estimate data for West Virginia.
Jim Triplett took the
great photos of a Red-Necked Grebe and a
Red-Necked Hen and Duck at Coon Skin Park.
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Spring Nature Tour
Put this fun filled weekend of May 2,4, & 4 at
Camp Caesar 4-H Camp on your calendar.
here for details.
St. Albans City Park Trails: (04/05/14)
Lots of Spring Beauty, Coltsfoot, and Toothwort in bloom.
Trillium will be out in a day or two - a whole hillside of them!
Carriage Trail: (04/06/14)
VA Bluebells and Celandine Poppies are in bloom everywhere. Also
in bloom were Trout Lilly, Jacob's Ladder, Bloodroot, Anemone, and a
Three Rivers Avian
Center released a young Golden Eagle at
Grandview Park WV. This bird was found
in Monroe County, West Virginia, caught in a
coyote leg hold trap and rehabilitated
at Three Rivers Avian Center.
Click on the photo to
see a video of his rehab and release.
|Check out the Three
Rivers Avian Center
|Check out the new
Brooks Bird Club
|At our January
14, 2013, meeting Martha Hopper presented
part of a video by Dr. Douglas Tallamy
on "Bringing Nature Home: How Native
Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens"
Click picture for more information on
8th Winter Eagle Survey
The 8th Winter Eagle Survey was held
in southern WV on Sat., Jan. 12,
Click on the photo for
Also, check out the wonderful
the survey by Rick Steelhammer in the Charleston Gazette
6th Early Spring Eagle
March 9, 2013
Area covered - Mouth of Bluestone River to
Sandstone Falls plus Indian Creek between
Forest Hill and Greenville.
Bald Eagles - 10(3 adults, 7 immatures)
Golden Eagle - 1 immature
5/9 sites reported eagles
Temp was 32-65 degrees, 0-12% cloud cover,
0-6 mph winds and no
Bird Migration Forecast
e-Bird announces a new collaboration
between NOAA and the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology to provide this newest eBird’s
feature: the Bird Migration Forecast (BirdCast).
Kitty Bailey recently posted on the
listserve this great
article on Bird Migration.
walk at Coonskin Park on Sunday, March 25, 2012, was very
successful. Click here
for the list of birds seen.
Check out some fascinating
|The Brooks Bird Club
held the 2009
Foray in Randolph County, June
Check out some more great