Just in time for 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.
This workshop explores the principles of Audubon at Home in a backyard, real-life setting. You will spend the day learning about gardening with native plants, composting, rain barrels, creating habitat for birds and pollinators.
A five-year project to document the breeding birds of Virginia is being launched this spring: the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas.
Bird Walks and Field Trips
The wooded areas and field edges of the Gardens provide some great opportunities to catch spring migrants as well as local residents. Join leader Ray Smith for birding this beautiful location. Entrance fees apply: $5.00 general and $2.50 senior.
On this spring trip to southern Virginia, we will bird at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, great for spring warblers and one of the few locations in Virginia for Swainson’s Warbler. We will also visit Piney Grove Preserve, where the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker is at the northern-most part of its range. Note: the trip is currently full but there is a wait list.
Riverbend is always a productive birding area. We’ll look for spring migrants in meadowland and wood edges. Ray Smith leads for ASNV.
Stratton Woods has a mix of woods and meadow habitats, and we’ll be looking for spring migrants and evidence of nesting. Sponsored by the Bird Feeder of Reston and the Reston Association.
This neighborhood park offers woods and stream habitat, with field edges that make good viewing opportunities. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club. Leader is Elizabeth Fenton,
Join fellow birders at Thompson Wildlife Management Area at 7:30 AM on Sunday, May 22 to look for long-awaited spring woodland species including Cerulean Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, Veery and Rose-breasted Grosbeak and enjoy the wildflowers along the trillium trail.