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The May/June 2016 Issue of the Thrasher is online.

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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.

Annual Birdathon

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:


Birdzerk!
Crazy Coots
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Ducklings
Purple Martians

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

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.

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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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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