Board Meeting Coming Up

The Summer Board Meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Yew Mountain Center in Hillsboro, WV.  All members are welcome to come, listen, discuss, be in the drawing for the door prize, and otherwise fully participate.  Only Board members can make motions and vote.  If you want to come, contact Cindy Ellis at for directions.  There are some overnight accommodations.  Beth Little ( knows about that.

As an added bonus, the meeting will be held at the Yew Mountain Center, which is fun to visit even if there is no meeting.  The Yew Mountain Center was profiled in the June, 2016, issue of The Highlands Voice. To learn more about it, please visit

But there’s more: birding opportunities.  On a recent visit the following birds were spotted:

Canada Goose

Mourning Dove

Turkey Vulture

Red­tailed Hawk

Yellow­billed Cuckoo

Black­billed Cuckoo

Red­bellied Woodpecker

Yellow­bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Eastern Wood­Pewee

Acadian Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Blue­headed Vireo

Red­eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black­capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White­breasted Nuthatch

House Wren

Carolina Wren

Eastern Bluebird


Hermit Thrush

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Brown Thrasher

Cedar Waxwing

American Goldfinch


Worm­eating Warbler

Louisiana Waterthrush

Blue­winged Warbler

Vermivora sp.

Black­and­white Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Cerulean Warbler

Northern Parula

Blackburnian Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut­sided Warbler

Yellow­rumped Warbler

Black­throated Green Warbler

Eastern Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Rose­breasted Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Red­winged Blackbird

Baltimore Oriole

Orchard Oriole

Bird list compiled by Casey Rucker, a veteran and contributing birder, compiler of quarterly “Field Notes” for the journal of the Brooks Bird Club, and president of The Friends of the 500th, a citizen support group for the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge.