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T-shirt Fund Raiser Returns

We have gotten so many requests that we decided to run our popular T-shirt fund raiser again, just in time for the winter gift-giving season! Same beautiful design, unisex, ladies, long-sleeve and sweatshirt styles available. Visit to order your shirts now! The web link should be live until December 1.

The Sept/Oct 2016 Issue of the Thrasher is online.

Click here to download (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).

A Birder's Guide to Metropolitan Richmond - New Updated Edition

This unique guidebook by local author, Jerry Uhlman, has been newly revised and updated. For more info on how you can get a copy, click here.

Upcoming Member Meeting Programs:

WHERE: Held at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Pkwy., Richmond, VA at the corner of Custis Road and Chippenham Parkway unless noted.

WHEN: RAS membership meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM (except June, July, August and December). Come early for coffee, cookies and conversation beforehand starting at 6:30 PM.

September 15 - Prothonotary Warbler Research

Presented by: Jesse Reese - VCU Grad Student

Jesse, a VCU Grad Student, will be presenting her research focused on conservation efforts for the Prothonotary Warblers on September 15th. She will discuss results from banding Prothonotary Warblers (PROW) on their breeding grounds, as well as her work overseas in Columbia this past January, where they overwinter

October 20 - Birds of Prey

Presented by: Bob Schamerhorn

Experience the beauty and majesty of these apex predators. Includes information on fall migration, prey, adaptations, and identification. Discussion and facts about: Hawks, Owls, Falcons, Eagles and even Vultures of the mid-Atlantic. Learn about their protection history, survival struggles, conservation successes, plus general characteristics of these amazing predatory birds. Raptors are some of our most exciting, fierce, and interesting birds.

RAS helps home-schoolers appreciate birds

Photo of CBC mural

A group of 18 home-schoolers from Hanover completed a CBC mural on December 9, 2014 that was displayed at the Ashland Public Library through January, 2015.

New - Guide to Gulls of the Richmond Area

Find out more about our fascinating local gulls with identification tips and photos from RAS's very own Arun Bose.




Come Join Us…

You are invited to join this active organization in our appreciation of birds. We offer frequent bird watching field trips, monthly members meetings and an array of bird related resources, plus local bird news articles. We welcome everyone who has an interest in our feathered friends, from the casual back yard birders and kids, to life-long birding veterans. All RAS sponsored events are open to both members and non-members and are usually free; visitors are always welcome and encouraged to participate.

A Richmond Audubon Society chapter membership includes automatic membership in the National Audubon Society, a subscription to "Audubon" magazine a bimonthly national publication, our local "Thrasher" newsletter (now available online), chapter meetings, and activities, volunteer opportunities available through an array of active RAS committees, Important Bird Areas (IBAs) support, youth outreach, fund raising, annual picnic, annual pot luck dinner, free email connection the RAS Listserv (sign-up required).

The Richmond Audubon Society's newsletter "The Thrasher" is now available online, plus archives of back issues. Use the search page to find the information you are looking for quickly. Visit the all new RAS Kids Corner and Members Area, then see "For The Birds" for a wide array of birding tools from housing and feeder maintenance to photography tips. Please contact us with your suggestion and comments or Email us at:


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