Trips and Classes
Learn how to effectively use your voice to create change by speaking up for the environment. Attend our advocacy workshop and learn how government functions, how to meet with decision makers and how to conduct media outreach.
Join Dr. Tom Wood, Director of Environmental Studies on the Piedmont, to learn the language of birds. Students will start the day with classroom instruction at Clifton House, followed by field work to hone skills in the varied habitat.
The second Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas (VABBA2) is a survey of all bird species breeding in the state. Data collected will help map the distribution and status of Virginia’s breeding bird community in order to better inform our natural resource and conservation decisions. The VABBA2 is a citizen science project, with volunteers conducting most of the key data collection.
The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia has conducted the Northern Virginia Bird Survey for over 20 years, and has been discovering some positive population trends, as well as some that are unnerving.
Join Joette Borzik for a one-day Birding by Ear Boot Camp! We will spend a full day learning bird song in the field on the trails of the Blue Ridge Environmental Center and surrounding area.
Just at the peak of spring migration! Workshop will focus on both field marks and songs, with an emphasis on the species we are most likely to see, including both migrants passing through and birds that breed in our region.
Bird Walks and Field Trips
Join us to check out the quarry for ducks and grebes and walk the meadows and woods’ edge checking for flocks of our smaller winter residents. Led by Toby Hardwick and Jean Tatalias. Sponsored by ASNV.
Dixie Sommers leads this walk to scope the waterfowl on the river and check out Haul Road for sparrows, kinglets, woodpeckers, and eagles. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Bird Club.
We’ll check out the pond in the wetlands and the thickets in the polo fields for a variety of habitats. Sponsored by the Reston Association and The Bird Feeder of Reston.
The time is short! Sign up now for Birding in Belize and Guatemala! Now is the time to join the ASNV trip to Belize and Guatemala, March 19-26, 2017.