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Some bird species that fly to the Valley for the winter are in decline. Here’s what you can do.

While some birds are only wintering in the Valley, there are still ways residents can help them feel more at home — especially as some species are in decline.

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For the birders: pandemic spurs new interest in area’s feathered friends

Disappointed that the barn owls were not putting on the hunting display he had hoped for, Matt Gingerich resorted to a smartphone app and Bluetooth speaker to mimic their call. Moments later, in the deepening twilight, a large, dark-colored bird darted above the pasture, making a beeline straight at him and his invited guest, photographer Bob Adamek.

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The forthcoming county bird checklist includes 301 species and everyone should be excited about it!

Snowy Owls, flamingos — you never know what kind of birds you might encounter in the Shenandoah Valley. However, on the eve of the annual Rockingham County Christmas Bird Count, a group of eagle-eyed bird watchers have a pretty good idea of which ones have been through the area — for now.

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