The May/June 2016 Issue of the Thrasher is online.
Click here to download (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).
Upcoming Member Meeting Programs:
Unless otherwise stated below, member programs begin at 7:00 pm with coffee and dessert starting at 6:30 pm at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Custis Road.
Thursday, May 19: Nest in Peace
The program for March has changed: Dr. Peele will discuss how and when you can dive into volunteering for the VABBA2. Atlas materials and sign-up will be available by mid-March and the official launch will take place at the Virginia Society of Ornithology meeting in Roanoke, Apr 29–May 1.
RAS does not have programs in June, July or August.
Each year, Richmond Audubon sponsors a Bird-a-Thon as one of our major fund raisers. Crack
teams of intrepid birders criss-cross the state
over a frantic 24 hour period of their choosing,
identifying by sight and sound as many species as
they can. Your mission, should you choose to
accept it, is to pick one of the teams to back and
make a donation to show your support!
Learn more about the participating teams, or
make your donation to one of the teams below:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Ducklings
Save the Date! RAS Annual Picnic
The RAS Annual Picnic will be held on June
11, 2016 at the Carillon Pavilion in Byrd Park.
More details will be available closer to the date on
the website and Facebook. But there will be a
field trip in the morning with a potluck lunch.
RAS helps home-schoolers appreciate birds
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.
A Young Birder Shares His Experience at Audubon's Hog Island Camp
Teen birder, Gabriel Mapel, shares his recent experience visiting Hog Island in a letter to RAS. Click here to read the full letter.
Prothonotary Warbler Program Data Available
At the February 2013 membership meeting, members of Richmond Audubon built 28 replacement Prothonotary Warbler nest boxes for the long term conservation project currently run by Bob Reilly and members of the VCU biology department, with help from Richmond Audubon volunteers. We put our names or initials on the boxes we built, and Bob has provided the following report on the outcomes for those boxes over the 2013 and 2014 breeding seasons. Bob reports that six additional boxes will need their location verified at the start of the 2015 season before results are available on them.
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