Saturday, Apr. 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).
To check out recent and past sightings at the sanctuary go to its eBird Hotspot site at https://ebird.org/hotspot/L469614
Wednesday, Apr. 19 - Monthly Membership Meeting 7:30 PM
Program: "Birds of Hawaii" or "Saundra and Morocco's Big Hawaiian Vacation" presented by Tom St. Andre
Tom grew up in Braintree Mass, just outside of Boston. He got his love of birding from his father, a 75-year Mass Audubon Society member, who took him birding in the spring as a child when the snow melted. After graduating from The College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Mathematics (where he got his nickname "Morocco" and met his wife, Saundra Winstead), the Navy brought him to Virginia, and he and Saundra settled in Norfolk in 1980. His passion for birding was re-kindled in the mid 1990's when he saw an ad in the paper for one of the first Eastern Shore of Virginia Bird festivals. He and Saundra met Jerry Via and Bill Akers, joined the VSO, and were hooked. He subsequently joined CHAS, where he is currently serving as Vice President. He enjoys group bird walks with CHAS, VSO field trips, chasing rare birds around the state and now chasing Saundra's new puppy around the house.
Please join us as Tom discusses his trip last spring to the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Kauai, and Maui. With over 250 endemic, indigenous, and introduced species, and varied habitat that includes sea, shore, water, open country, forest and urban settings, Hawaii offers excellent opportunities to view exotic birds from all over the globe.
Fri. & Sat, Apr. 28 & 29 - Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival. Click here for information .