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Winter Newsletter 2020 |  Archive


The Blue Jay

Have you noticed a large, noisy, bright blue bird with a prominent crest flying around in your neighborhood or around a woodland edge?...

Christmas Bird Count 2018

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, despite being a very rainy and cloudy day, a strange phenomenon occurred in the Shenandoah Valley for the...

Sparrow Swap

During the 2018 season the Shenandoah Audubon/Blandy Bluebird Trail participated in Sparrow Swap, a citizen science project conducted by...

Bluebird Trail 2018 Summary

The Shenandoah Audubon/Blandy Bluebird Trail celebrated completion of 15 years of consecutive data collection and reporting this past...



Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeaks

Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) Shenandoah Valley - Winter flocks of Evening Grosbeaks rarely migrate as far south as Virginia. This winter has seen several flocks in the valley. To attract Evening Grosbeaks to your feeders, offer them sunflower seeds on a platform or feeder upon which a large bird can perch.