Voice of the Naturalist

For nearly 40 years the Voice of the Naturalist has provided DC area birders with a weekly update of notable sightings. Initially it was a unique resource, and each Tuesday report was eagerly awaited and devoured. Today the birding community has access to an abundance of information, often instantaneous, and it is time: THE VOICE OF THE NATURALIST IS RETIRING as of May 28, 2019.

We thank all of you for your many contributions and your support, and we wish you very good birding!

We are so grateful to the volunteers who have carried out the Voice of the Naturalist service. Our most recent cadre of compilers include Rick and Nancy Sussman, Frank Boyle, Bryan Henson, Lydia Schindler, and Bob Hartman, as well as transcriber Steve Cordle, but we also have many others to thank: Helen Patton, Joe Coleman, John Bjerke, Gerry Hawkins, Jane Hill and Andy Martin. Thank you all!

Below are links to many resources to stay on top of notable birds reported in the DC region. First and foremost is eBird, managed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the world’s largest biodiversity-related community science project. Visit www.ebird.org, register for an account with an email and password, and subscribe to rare bird alerts by county or state at https://ebird.org/alerts.

Email lists

va-bird
https://mailman.listserve.com/listmanager/listinfo/va-bird

mdbirding
https://groups.google.com/forum/?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email#!forum/mdbirding/join

wv-bird
http://list.audubon.org/scripts/wa-AUDUBON.exe?SUBED1=wv-bird&A=1

Facebook groups

VA Notable Birds
https://www.facebook.com/groups/118655321826890/?fref=nf

Birding Virginia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/456751061044163/

MD Notable Bird Sightings and Discussion Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MDRareBirdsDiscussionGroup/

MD Birding
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MDBirding/

Delaware Birding
https://www.facebook.com/groups/delawarebirding/

Maryland Birdwatcher's and Identification Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/860433664031234/

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