For your reading pleasure......
George Wheaton's article Guilford County Best Birds of 2015 offers 22 candidates for 2015 Bird of the Year. Do you agree with his choice? If not, tell us which bird would get your vote.
A compilation of Rare Bird Sightings in Guilford County has been updated by George Wheaton through 2015 and is now posted on the website in the Resources section. It is a remarkable record covering more than 100 years of observation and documentation.
The PBC is still busy planning activities for the 2016-2017 birding year. But you can check the calendar now for September events
Welcome to our New Members
Summer 2016 - The Veep's Peep
Summer is a quiet time for organized Club activities, but not for birds. They are busy nesting, raising their young, and molting their feathers. Many will begin their long, southbound journey before the end of August. This is the time of year when you may find a baby bird on the ground; it’s tempting to try to help, but you might not need to intervene. Read this first so that you’ll know the best action to take:
PBC members are also busy during the summer months. They are holding meetings to discuss options and plan for activities and programs beginning in September, and they are monitoring nesting boxes – both at home and at Country Park - as part of our community conservation efforts. Hopefully, many are finding good birds locally or while on vacation.
If you are willing to brave the heat and humidity, check out some of the interesting birds that have been reported recently in Guilford County and are likely to be found for most of the summer: at Bur-Mil Park, there are two Baltimore Oriole nests; on Ballinger Road, near Leonard Recreation Center, Warbling Vireo and Willow Flycatcher have been seen and heard; along Baldwin Road in the eastern part of the county, a male Dickcissel has been spotted; and, of course, it is possible to see our now-regular Mississippi Kites in several locations – one known nest can be seen from Kemp Road West, near Hamilton Lakes Park. Don’t forget also that shorebirds show up in our area during July and August, with many opportunities to view and study them.
The Piedmont Bird Club is always happy to hear from non-members, and we extend a warm and cordial welcome to anyone who would like to experience one of our outside or inside activities. Check back soon at our Calendar of Events to see the many activities to enjoy between the months of September and May. We will update the calendar as soon as dates for all our outings and programs have been finalized.
I look forward to seeing members and visitors alike in the fall, unless I bump into you with your binoculars before then!
“North Carolina is a great place for birding. And the Piedmont Bird Club is a wonderful group of folks to bird with!”