Date: 4/12/18 7:03 am From: Ashley Peele via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Top Atlas Locations: The Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula
Together the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula offer an array of habitats ranging from fresh and saltwater marshes, to dense forests, grasslands, Chesapeake Bay beaches, and miles of rivers, including the Rappahannock, York, and Potomac. For VABBA2 participants, the area is one of our most diverse, and least covered. Should you decide to pay a visit, here’s a story about this beautiful region and some of our favorite birding locations...
If you're looking for a good excuse to visit this region, the VABBA2 will be holding an *Atlas workshop in conjunction with the Rappahannock River NWR on Sunday, April 22nd*, at refuge headquarters in Warsaw. For details about this event or to register, check out https://goo.gl/forms/0wE9xNBe591TZc3D2
Thanks to all of our volunteers who are putting in the time to start collecting data for our third(!) field season. *Don't forget to consult the Breeding Timeline Charts <http://amjv.org/index.php/vabba2/getting-involved> *to verify that a given species is actually within the 'safe' breeding window. This is time of year when many of us can be easily tricked by passing migrants who display early breeding behaviors.
Ashley Peele, PhD Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator Conservation Management Institute - Virginia Tech Office: 540-231-9182 Fax: 540-231-7019 *** You are subscribed to VA-bird as <lists...> If you wish to unsubscribe, or modify your preferences please visit https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird ***