Welcome to DOVES

DOVES, the Database for Ornithological Verification and Submission, is the interactive website of the Virginia Avian Records Committee (VARCOM) of the Virginia Society of Ornithology. The site is used by birdwatchers to submit sightings of unusual birds for review by VARCOM. The committee members use it to review those sightings. The committee secretary uses it as a database for those bird sightings. Anyone is free to examine the database of records. When submitting a record, first time users need to register (upper right) and receive a password that can then be used to log in and for future submissions. Those wishing to review or search the database do not need to register. Simply select "Search" above.