Learn About Winter Birds

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Join us for the final 2018 Sunday with the Library program – Winter Birds – on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m. at the Warrenton central library.

Cover of Bird Watching Answer Book with several birdsAccording to the Virginia Avian Records Committee of the Virginia Society of Ornithology (VARCOM), over 470 species of birds call Virginia home. While it is easy enough to identify the cardinal, robin or hawk in your backyard, many others may be less familiar. Dr. David Wiedenfeld, Senior Conservation Scientist for the American Bird Conservancy, will discuss birds that can be found in Fauquier County, highlighting birds that:

  • Winter in Fauquier County
  • Can be seen in your yard
  • Come to feeders
  • Feed on the ground
  • Don’t often come to feeders

Sunday with the Library is a monthly series of author visits, presentations and lectures sponsored by Fauquier County Public Library and Friends of the Fauquier Library. Sunday with the Library is a free program.

Details about 2019 Sunday with the Library programs will be released soon; upcoming topics include:

  • Folk Duo Andy and Judy Daigle
  • Fauquier Ghost Stories
  • Holiday Decorating
  • Native Plants

Dr. Wiedenfeld received his PhD from Florida State University. His work has focused on bird population ecology and conservation biology. He served for five years as Director of Research at the Sutton Avian Research Center and was Head of the Department of Vertebrate Ecology at the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands.

To learn more on this topic, check out these resources available at your local Fauquier County Public Library location, or stop by the reference desk to learn more.

Audubon Video Guide to 505 Birds of North America on two DVDs a Godfrey-Stadin production

Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season: Attract a Variety of Nesting, Feeding and Singing Birds Year-Round by Sally Roth

The Bird Watching Answer Book: Everything you Need to Know to Enjoy Birds in Your Backyard and Beyond by Laura Erickson

Cover image of the book "Birdhouses" with a log cabin style birdhoseBirdhouses: From Castles to Cottages – 20 Simple Homes and Feeders to Make in a Weekend by Alison Jenkins

Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds by Kevin T. Karlson and Dale Rosselet

Birding for Beginners: A Comprehensive Introduction to the art of Birdwatching by Sheila Buff

Birds of North America: A Guide to Field Identification by Chandler S. Robbins, Bertel Bruun and Herbert S. Zim

Birds of Virginia: Field Guide by Stan Tekiela

National Geographic Birding Essentials: All the Tools, Techniques, and Tips you Need to Begin and Become a Better Birder by Jonathan Alderfer and Jon L. Dunn

Sibley’s Birding Basics by David Sibley

Lisa Pavlock,
Public Information Coordinator, Fauquier County Public Library


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