Welcome to The Monticello Bird Club
in Charlottesville, VA
Contact us for more information: [email protected]
The Monticello Bird Club is an informal group of about 130 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 2014-2015 season marks the twenty-ninth 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 June. 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.
They are a group of young birders from Charlottesville, Virginia and surrounding areas between the ages 12-18, 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!
The Monticello Bird Club Photo of the Month
Please submit your photos to [email protected] for a future newsletter.
Eve Gaige photographed this American Goldfinch perched on a thistle. Goldfinches use the fibrous thistle seeds both as nesting material and as a food source for themselves and their young.
All members are encouraged to submit photos !
President: Doug Rogers;
Deadline for submissions to the newsletter is 9:00 a.m. on the 20th of the month preceding publication. Please email information to: