Welcome to The Monticello Bird Club
in Charlottesville, VA
The Monticello Bird Club and the Blue Ridge Young Birders Club are sponsoring our first annual poster competition:
Understanding the Threats: Finding the Solutions
Open to youth from Charlottesville, Albemarle, and Nelson, and offering great prizes to winning classrooms and individual contestants!
Contact us for more information: [email protected]
The Monticello Bird Club is an informal group of about 160 people who join together to share their enthusiasm for birds. Our monthly meetings feature invited speakers from throughout the state who share their expertise with entertaining and informative presentations.
Field trips with experienced leaders to local or distant sites take us to where the birds are. You don’t have to be a member to join us on any of our birding field trips. Follow this link for information about our currently scheduled field trips.
The 2015-2016 season marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Monticello Bird Club. Our meetings and field trips are always open to the public without charge. If you want to learn more about how to identify birds, their behavior and their life histories, or if you just want to talk to others with similar interests, then please join us soon on a field trip or at a meeting.
Please note our meeting time is 7:00 pm at the Ivy Creek Natural Area.
The Monticello Bird Club will hold the monthly meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, September through May. The location is the Education Building at Ivy Creek Natural Area, familiar to many as the location of the First Saturday Bird Walks. The Ivy Creek Natural Area is on Earlysville Road about a half mile from the intersection of Hydraulic Road, just before the reservoir. Plenty of parking, compatible natural setting, easy access. See you there at future meetings! Click here for a map to the Ivy Creek Natural Area.
Read our current newsletter online here. The editor of the MBC Newsletter welcomes submissions including articles, photographs and notices. Please email information to Joanne Bricker at [email protected] or call 434.825.2676.
Check out the 34 page Birder’s Guide to Charlottesville and Vicinity.
Get current information about rare bird sightings in the area from the Monticello Bird Alert.
Become a Monticello Bird Club Member
When you join MBC, you will receive nine issues of the MBC Newsletter chock full of information about field trips, speakers, bird sightings, and more. You will be sent timely notification of our annual Birdseed Sale. You will know that you are supporting birdfriendly programs locally and regionally. And you will be among a group of warm, friendly, and sharing people who have a passion for birds and birding!
Check out our Membership page today.
The Monticello Bird Club also has a Facebook group where members share bird and club related information and photos. If you are a Facebook user, we would like to have you join the group by clicking here and requesting to join. Because this is a closed group, the administrator will have to approve your request to join. Once approved you can join the active discussion on Facebook.
The website for the newly formed Blue Ridge Young Birders Club is www.blueridgeyoungbirders.org
They are a group of young birders from Charlottesville, Virginia and surrounding areas between the ages 7-18, that share a passion for birds, birding, bird watching, bird photography, adventure and everything and anything else to do with birds and nature! Check them out!
All are welcome to join us for our meetings
at the Ivy Creek Natural Area
the second Thursday of every month September through May
Members and non-members alike can consider making a one time donation or become a regular donor using the Donate button below:
The Monticello Bird Club Photo of the Month
Please submit your photos to [email protected] for a future newsletter.
All members are encouraged to submit photos !
To submit your photo(s) for Photo of the Month just attach it as a jpeg file (.jpg or .jpeg extension) and email it to Joanne at:
Please include a brief caption for the photo: what it is, where it was taken, under what circumstances, or whatever you find most interesting about the photo. Photos may be cropped and resized as necessary to fit the available space.