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Sign Up for Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count - December 18th

Want to participate in a hundred-year-old tradition in bird conservation? Get registered for this year's Annual Christmas Bird Count. We will cover Henrico, Charles City, Chesterfield, Prince George, Hopewell and Colonial Heights. Please contact Arun Bose at or click here.

RAS to Host 2017 VSO Annual Meeting

The 2017 Virginia Society of Ornithology Meeting will be hosted by the Richmond Audubon Society at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center located at 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, Virginia. We hope you will join us for a wonderful weekend of great presentations, birding and fellowship with the VSO. More details will follow, but the announcement is now posted on the VSO webpage. We look forward to seeing you there!

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 Nov/Dec 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.

November 17 - Pot Luck Story Night

We’re looking forward to our November member meeting, which is our annual RAS Potluck Dinner. Members will provide the programming same as in years past by sharing photos and/or a story about a birding adventure from the past year.

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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