Sunday, September 25 at 6:30 PM - Chimney Swift Roost Watch - Norfolk
From CHAS Member Laura Mae: In early October 2018, former CHAS President Tony Wood, his wife Darol and CHAS introduced me to Chimney Swifts roosting at sunset across the street from St. Patrick’s Catholic School. I have returned each year since. Join me this year at 6:30 PM Sunday, September 25. Attendees should bring a chair and enjoy the swifts for up to 30 minutes after sunset. We will be there for a little over an hour both nights. Parking for this event is in the school’s side lot at 999 Westmoreland Ave, Norfolk.
Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 AM - Lone Star Lakes Park, Suffolk
Trip leader - David Clark. Join us as we walk at Lone Star Lakes in Suffolk for a few hours looking for water birds, warblers and others in this beautiful wooded park with lots of wildflowers, berries and 11 lakes- only 20 minutes from Bowers Hill area- Take Route 58 west to 10/32 north (pass Obici Hospital). Continue to VA-125 east and take a right; the park is ¾ mile down on the right- 401 Kings Highway in Suffolk. Take a left at the stop sign to go to the South end and we will meet at 8:00am at the Archery area -park on the right where the road widens. There are porta-johns and picnic tables -bring water, snacks and maybe even lunch-lots more to the park on the North end, too. Call Judy with any questions 757-816-8989.
Saturday, October 15 8:00am - REGULAR MONTHLY BIRD WALK - WEYANOKE SANCTUARY
1501 Armistead Bridge Road in the West Ghent neighborhood in Norfolk. The sanctuary is open once a month for a guided bird walk, except during our summer break (June, July & August).
Recent Field Trip Reports
MacKay Island NWR Field Trip - September 5, 2022
13 birders showed up on a beautiful late summer morning at Mackay Island NWR in North Carolina on Sept. 5, 2022. The caravan of cars spent 4 hours at the refuge. Highlights included great views of King Rail, Prairie Warbler, Summer Tanager, Blue grossbeaks, Red-headed woodpeckers; also, hundreds of shorebirds including plovers and sandpipers, tricolored heron, dowitcher and yellowlegs. A few ducks were seen. Complete list can be seen here:
Greensprings Interpretive Trail Field Trip - May 14, 2022
Highlights included: Rusty Blackbird; early returning migrants such as Yellow-throated Warbler, Prairie Warbler, and Louisiana Waterthrush; early butterflies including Tiger Swallowtail and Zebra Swallowtail; and a successful search for Dwarf Trillium. For a complete report, click here: CHAS Field Trip - Dismal Swamp NWR Mar. 26, 2022 eBird Trip Report
CBBT and Eastern Shore Field Trip - February 12, 2022
52 Species total - Highlights included excellent views of King Rail & Merlin, hundreds of Tundra Swans, Orange-crowned Warbler, and out-of-season Prairie Warbler and, for those who opted to continue with an impromptu addition to the outing, a cooperative Western Kingbird.