WV-BIRD Listserv: Daily information on birds seen around WV
Since 2009, PVAS has sponsored a Fall Birding Festival in Berkeley Springs. Held over a weekend during September, it is timed to coincide with the annual fall bird migration. It is the only fall birding festival being held in West Virginia.
PVAS leads many birding trips each year, from local bird walks to trips farther afield like Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Delaware Bay. Check the calendar for upcoming trips.
|Potomac Valley Birding Trail
We are currently creating downloadable trail maps with the top birding spots in the PVAS area. Check back later for more information.
Check out local birders’ trip reports, bird feeder tips, and bird-related issues on our Birders Blog. http://wvbirder.org/blog
Birding 101 Birding 101 is a course tailored for beginning birders that utilizes classroom sessions and field trips to teach everything from bird identification to field etiquette to birding techniques and resources. The course is taught by local birding experts using an impressive collection of images and recordings captured by the instructors. The course takes place over four weeks in the spring: four evenings (one/week) from 7-9pm, with field trips on corresponding Saturday mornings, usually 7am-12. To be receive an e-mail when registration opens for the next course, contact Kristin Alexander at 304-676-3397. (See “Birding 101” for registration form and additional information about the course.)
Master Birding Course This course is designed for intermediate birders who want to hone their skills. The course is currently being designed, and we hope to launch this program in the near future.
Birding Resources & Links
Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds: Online bird guide with sounds, video and range maps
eBird: Global tool for birders, keep checklists, contribute data to science
List of places to go birding by state
One webpage on West Virginia birding and some hotspots
Brooks Bird Club, Inc. website
Lists some birding hotspots for West Virginia
Matt Orsie’s favorite West Virginia birding locations which has great photos, and also includes a link to West Virginia birding location
http://www.wvbirder.org/ • http://www.wvbirder.org/statelocs/marshes.htm
Twelve-year Census of birds of the Eastern Panhandle of WV by Matt Orsie - PDF
Maryland Ornithological Society - Click on Publications to order Yellowbook guide to dates and abundance of local species
For Washington County Bird Club Activities
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy: Birding field trips and programs in Loudoun County, Virginia
Shenandoah Audubon: Birding field trips and programs in Northern Virginia
WV Bird Listserv: Daily info on birds being seen around WV
WV Breeding Bird Atlas II: Info on current atlas being conducted with volunteer input