Activities

Richmond Audubon Society provides many opportunities to get involved with birding and conservation throughout the year. Read this page to find out a little more about each of our activities.

Field Trips

Our club schedules several bird walks each week. To find out where our upcoming field trips will be, check the schedule and feel free to import our Google calendar into your own calendar of events.

Meetings

Member Program Meetings – The Richmond Audubon Society meets every third Thursday of the month (excluding December, and summer months June through August). Join us for presentations about birding and conservation at 7:00pm in St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Pkwy., Richmond, VA 23225. Come early for coffee, cookies, and conversation! Everyone is welcome.

Board of Directors Meetings – Held on the second Thursday, bimonthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November. RAS members are welcome to attend, but please contact a Board member to allow for the additional seating space. Contact a RAS Board member for information on exact time and location

Some of our traditional annual meetings include a Summer Picnic and fall Potluck each year.

Bird-A-Thon

Bird-a-thon is an Audubon effort to raise awareness of our amazing birdlife here in Virginia and to raise funds to support many of our local conservation and education projects. It’s a 24-hour birding foray in May that’s undertaken by a team of birders to identify all the birds they can by sight or sound. RAS then collects pledges and donations from our sponsors to support RAS projects. You can learn about the teams or make a donation here.

Winter Birding

James River Park Winter Count – Held each January in the largest and most unique park in Richmond. It includes over 550 acres of shoreline and islands in the heart of the city, extending from Huguenot Bridge in the West to a half mile beyond the I-95 Bridge in the East. It includes most of the fall line of the James. Rocks, rapids, meadows and forests make for an area of unspoiled natural beauty – a little bit of wilderness in the heart of the city. For more info, click here.

Hopewell Christmas Bird Count – The Christmas Bird Count is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society. It is an early-winter bird census, where volunteers follow specified routes through a designated fifteen mile (24-km) diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day. For more details, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Help make a difference! Become actively involved in RAS by protecting the birds, other wildlife and the environment. Help ensure that future generations can enjoy all the beauty nature has to offer! Find out more about how you can be part of the RAS mission here.

Young Birders’ Club

Are you a young person just getting started or interested in birds and/or birding? Are you an experienced birder interested in sharing your passion for birding with the next generation of bird conservationists? Find out more about our Young Birder’s Club here.