Late December 2016 (21st-31st)


After considerable thought and deliberation, I have decided to take an indefinite break from writing this county birding journal. Over the past several years, thousands of hours of free time went into creating & maintaining this journal; it has been a wonderful project that I hope helped many birding enthusiasts. Free time is unfortunately something that has become more and more restrictive for me recently, and in order to continue my efforts with eBird & the VSO, something sadly has to give. During 2017, I would like to spend more time with my family, more time outdoors and all-around, less time in front of the computer since I spend my work-days on one. 

For those hoping to keep up with what others are seeing in Virginia Beach, eBird's Recent Visits page should be of great assistance. Also, there are a plethora of Facebook Pages available where individuals post sighting information and photographs, including, but certainly not limited to: VA Notable Bird Sightings & Discussion Page, Birding Virginia and the Hampton Roads Wildlife Enthusiasts.

Thank you to those who checked in on the journal often. It was a pleasure to work on over the last 3 years, and to my many birding peers around the region, I look forward to seeing you all out in the field!

Best Birding,