Virginia Birding Listserves
va-bird—Bird sightings in Virginia
For the statewide listserve, go to VA-Bird
The following are local birding listserves in Virginia.
Blue Ridge Birders
Blue Ridge Birders is a birding group located in northwest NC and southwest VA. We are an active club with several informal birding trips each year. We also are sponsors for four Christmas Bird Counts and the Mahogany Rock Hawk Watch site located at MP235 of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Subscription direction: Go to the web site for Blue Ridge Birdershttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/blueridgebirders/ and follow the directions.
Archives: The archives are accessible to listserv members through the Yahoo Groups website for Blue Ridge Birdershttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/blueridgebirders/.
Bristol Birds is a regional birding list sponsored by the Bristol Bird Club to facilitate communications between birders and bird clubs of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. It covers the Virginia counties of Washington, Buchanan, Dickenson, Smyth, Wythe, Wise, Grayson, Scott, Russell, Tazewell and Lee, in addition to an adjacent 10-county area in Tennessee.
Moderator/Contact: Wallace Coffey (Bristol Bird Club;wallace_AT_bristolbirdclub.org)
Subscription directions: Send your request to Wallace Coffey
Buchanan County Bird Club
The Buchanan County Bird Club listservehttp://www.freelists.org/list/bcbirdclub serves the areas of Southwest VA, Northeastern TN, Southern WV and Eastern KY. All aspects of the natural world are open to discussion with the main focus being birds.
This group is for birdwatchers in Franklin, Henry and Patrick Counties of Virginia. Its main purpose is the reporting of recent sightings of birds in these counties, and to share news of upcoming hikes and programs in these counties or in nearby areas of Virginia and North Carolina.
Moderator/Contact: Clyde Kessler (ckessler_AT_vt.edu)
Subscription directions: Send an email to Clyde Kessler
Archives: The archives are accessible to the listserv's members through the Yahoo Groups website for FHP Birds.
New River Valley Birds
This list is for birders in the New River Valley area of Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia to exchange sighting data and other information relevant to birding in the area.
Moderator/Contact: None listed
Subscription directions: Go to the Google Groups web site for New River Valley Birds (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/nrvbirds) and follow the directions.
Archives: The archives are accessible to the public through the Google Groups website for New River Valley Birds by going to the link “About this group” (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/nrvbirds).
Roanoke Birds is for birders in the Roanoke, Virginia area to exchange sighting data and other information relevant to birding in southwest Virginia.
Subscription directions: Go to the Google Groups web site for Roanoke Birds (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/roanokebirds/) and follow the directions.
Moderator/Contact: None listed.
Archives: The archives are accessible to the public through the Google Groups website for Roanoke Birds by going to the link “About this group” (https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/roanokebirds).
Shenandoah Valley Birds (ShenValBirds)
The intent of this list is to share bird sightings and to communicate information of interest to birders in the Shenandoah Valley. The Shenandoah Valley can be considered to include all of Virginia west of the Blue Ridge from Roanoke to the northern Virginia border and part of the panhandle of West Virginia.
Moderator/Contact: William Leigh (group owner;Leightern_AT_msn.com) or Clair Mellinger (mellinac_AT_emu.edu)
Subscription directions: Send your request to William Leigh or Clair Mellinger
Archives: The archives is accessible to the listserv's members through the Yahoo Groups website for ShenValBirds.
Subscription directions: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'subscribe' in the Subject field
Virginia County Birding List
A list solely for the discussion of birding and bird distribution in Virginia counties and independent cities. NOT a list for general-interest birding discussions. Relevant topics include discussion of exact locations of jurisdictional boundaries between cities and counties and how they are determined (for the purposes of assigning bird sightings to the correct jurisdiction), as well as the increasing role of technology in birding (particularly GPS, advances in cartography, bird database software, and use of cell phones in the field) as it relates to our knowledge of bird distribution.
Subscription directions: Go tohttp://www.freelists.org/list/va_co_birding and follow the directions.
Moderator/Contact: C. Michael Stinson (cms_AT_hovac.com).