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Join us for informative, fun presentations from experts in the birding community!

We have a short business meeting, followed by entertaining, educational programs, and an array of delicious refreshments prepared by our talented members.

WHEN: Second Thursday of each month, September-May

6:30-7:00 PM - Social
7:00 PM - Business Meeting and Program

WHERE: Sandy Bottom Nature Park, 1255 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA


Thursday, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

6:30-7:00 PM- Social

7:00 Program: "Prothonotary Warbler Monitoring on the Coastal Plain of Virginia" by Shirley Devan

Shirley Devan describes the efforts of the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Organization (CVWO) to monitor prothonotary warblers. A past president of the Williamsburg Bird Club, she is presently on the Boards of both the Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO) and CVWO. Shirley has been monitoring these birds at Northwest River in Chesapeake since 2011; and banding adults and nestlings. CVWO’s volunteers monitor boxes on the Dragon Run in Gloucester County, at Newport News Park (Dave Youker), and James City County (Chickahominy Riverfront Park and Powhatan Creek Park). She will be introduced by our club's representative to the CVWO, Andy Hawkins, who will speak briefly about the CVWO and its goals.

Thursday, OCTOBER 12, 2017

6:30-7:00 PM- Social

7:00 Program: "Atlantic Coastal Birds" by Bob Schamerhorn

The Atlantic Coastline contains a great diversity of bird species: Gulls, Terns, Skimmers, Sandpipers, Plovers, Herons, Egrets, Swans, Ducks, Geese, Mergansers, Grebes, Rails and more. This wide variety of species, typical to the coast, is discussed and shown with beautiful photography and entertaining stories by acclaimed nature photographer Bob Schamerhorn.

Bob, a Virginia native, has had an innate passion for nature and art since childhood. His love for nature was nurtured throughout his youth by generous members of the Lynchburg Bird Club, who regularly participated in local birding activities, as well as Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO) events. He is a three-time alumnus of the Virginia Garden Club’s Nature Camp. After graduating from E.C. Glass High School he studied Art and Design at Virginia Tech, and has worked in art related fields ever since. He is the founder of Infinity Graphics, a business which was started in 1996 in Bedford County and moved to Richmond ten years later. The emergence of digital camera technology enticed his re-connection with nature photography. Since then, several of his photographs have won awards and twice appeared on the cover of Virginia Wildlife Magazine. Images have also been utilized for conservation efforts like: Audubon Virginia’s Important Bird Area (IBA), eBird Virginia website, Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas 2 (VABBA2) and more.

In 2006, the weekly photo-blog at iPhotoBirds.com began, which is broadcast to over a thousand recipients each week. His photography is regularly shown at art festivals throughout the state and shared through education programs at bird clubs, garden clubs, camera clubs, and photography seminars. He is a member of the Colonial Nature Photography Club, the Virginia Society of Ornithology, and is on the Board of
Directors of The Richmond Audubon Society. Bob’s hope is to educate and inspire the conservation of nature by capturing and sharing its beauty. He considers himself, “An enthusiast, not an expert!”


July 13, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

April 14, 2017 General Meeting

March 9, 2017 General Meeting

February 9, 2017 General Meeting

January 12, 2017 General Meeting

August 18, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

April 14, 2016 General Meeting

March 10, 2016 General Meeting

March 1, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

February 10, 2016 General Meeting

November 12, 2015 General Meeting

October 8 , 2015 General Meeting

August 13, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

July 9, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

May 14, 2015 General Meeting

April 9, 2015 General Meeting

March 12 , 2015 General Meeting

February 12, 2015 General Meeting

January 8, 2015 General Meeting

November 13, 2014 General Meeting

October 9, 2014 General Meeting

September 11 , 2014 General Meeting

August 14, 2014 Executive Committee Meeting

November 14, 2013 General Meeting

October 10, 2013 General Meeting

September 12, 2013 General Meeting

January 7, 2013 Executive Board Meeting

November 8 , 2012 General Meeting

October 11, 2012 General Meeting

September 13, 2012 General Meeting

August 13, 2012 Board Meeting

October 14, 2010 General Meeting

September 9, 2010 General Meeting

July 26, 2010 Board Meeting