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March Member Program: The Coes’ Grand Adventure to Alaska

Thursday, March 20

Join John and Caroline Coe for a program about their 101-Day Grand Adventure to Alaska last summer. Long-time Auduboners, John and Caroline packed up their camper, their maps and binoculars and headed west, then north, and then more west. There are miles of stories and pictures. We'll share a large map so we can hear from many of you who have done parts of this trek, too.

April Member Program: “A Junior Big Year” with Gabriel Mapel

Wednesday, April 16

This Augusta County native and member of the Monticello Bird Club will share the adventures and birds of his 2011 Junior Big Year. Gabriel, at the age of 12, recorded 437 species of birds that year and is the first to complete such a feat. He is also the author of “Oh, NO, Gertrude: The True Story of a Not-so Naughty Black Bear.” Please join us in April to welcome Gabriel Mapel.

Member meetings are held at St Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Pkwy at Custis Road. Join us at 6:30 pm for pre-meeting coffee, cookies and conversations. Programs will start at 7:00 pm.

The March/April 2014 Issue of the Thrasher is online.

Click to download. This month's featured RAS photographer is Bob Coles.

New Field Trip Info for 2014

See details on the Field Trips & Meetings page.



Birds of the James Video

Richmond has a phenomenal diversity of birdlife along the James River. Learn more in this great video produced by Henrico County.

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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: info@richmondaudubon.org.


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