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Virginia Society of Ornithology 2006 Annual Meeting

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Breaks Interstate Park - May 5-7, 2006

The mountains of far Southwestern Virginia were the setting for the 76th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Society of Ornithology. A total of 141 birders attended the weekend event. The guest speaker was Don Kroodsma, authority on birdsong and author of the book, "The Singing Life of Birds: The Art and Science of Listening to Birdsong".

The many hikes scheduled during the weekend yielded 117 species of birds. Highlights included Golden-winged Warblers, Cerulean Warblers, Swainson's Warblers, Blue-winged Warblers, Grasshopper Sparrows, Sora Rail, and American Bittern. A Cape May Warbler in breeding plumage put on a show at Enoch's Branch in Buchanan County.

The Buchanan County Bird Club would like to thank the Virginia Society of Ornithology, Don Kroodsma, and the Breaks Interstate Park for making this a memorable event.

117 Species Seen - 29 Species of Wood Warbler
Geological Trail
Geological Trail
Chestnut Ridge Trail
Chestnut Ridge Trail
Into the Gorge
Into the Gorge
Hiking along the Laurel Branch Trail
Hiking along the Laurel Branch Trail
Birding at Compton Mountain
Birding at Compton Mountain
Scoping for Scarlets
Scoping for Scarlets
Friday - Early Birding Hike
Friday - Early Birding Hike
Descending to the Laurel Branch Trail
Descending to the Laurel Branch Trail
Richard Kretz
Richard Kretz
Golden-winged Warblers !
Golden-winged Warblers !
Along the Geological Trail
Along the Geological Trail
Cape May Warbler puts on a show !
Cape May Warbler puts on a show !
Spider with young - Beaver Knob
Spider with young - Beaver Knob
Watching the Cape May
Watching the Cape May
Swainson's Warbler - Yes !!
Swainson's Warbler - Yes !!
Blue-winged Warbler at Enoch's Branch
Blue-winged Warbler at Enoch's Branch
Watch Your Step.
Watch Your Step.
Trail leads through a crack in the rock.
Trail leads through a crack in the rock.
Bob Riggs
Bob Riggs
Bob Riggs - VSO Board Member
Bob Riggs - VSO Board Member
The Geological Trail
The Geological Trail
Foamflower ?
Foamflower ?
Chickweed
Chickweed
Blue Flag ?
Blue Flag ?