Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

Hometown Habitat

  • Walker Nature Center

The Walker Nature Center will be screening Hometown Habitat, a documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. ASNV Audubon at Home Coordinator, Barbara Tuset, will speak after the film.

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Apr
1
8:00 am08:00

Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas 2 - Public session Volunteer Training by Ashley Peele

  • frying pan park

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. 

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Apr
9
7:30 am07:30

Lower Glade Stream Valley, Reston, VA

  • Lower Glade Stream Valley

This walk follows one of the great paved paths through Reston woodland along the creek where bird activity in Spring can be lively and varied. Sponsored by the Reston Association and The Bird Feeder of Reston.

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Apr
30
8:00 am08:00

Birding by Ear Boot Camp

  • Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

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. 

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Apr
30
8:00 am08:00

Meadowood Recreation Area, Lorton,

  • Meadowood Recreation Area

Virginia’s Mason Neck peninsula incorporates a number of great birding sites as part of the Important Bird Area supported by Audubon. Dixie Sommers leads this walk that offers great field edges and a range of habitats. Sponsored by ASNV.

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May
11
7:00 pm19:00

Spring Warblers

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.

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Mar
26
8:00 am08:00

Mason Neck State Park, Lorton, VA

  • Mason Neck State Park, Lorton VA

Larry Cartwright leads this walk to check out lingering waterfowl and early spring migrants. Ospreys and eagles should be nesting by then, bluebirds investigating nest boxes, and Eastern Phoebes just arriving. Sponsored by ASNV.

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Mar
26
7:30 am07:30

Beginning Birding by Ear: The Language of Birds

  • 6712 Blantyre Road Warrenton, VA 20198 United States

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.

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Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Raptor Photo Encounter

  • Mason Neck Park

How would you like the opportunity to photograph eight magnificent raptors from just 10 feet away?  Can you imagine being this close to owls, hawks and falcons in a natural setting?

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Mar
18
1:00 pm13:00

Advocacy Workshop

  • Green Spring Gardens

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.

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Mar
12
3:00 pm15:00

Cat Wars

  • National Wildelife Foundation

Please join us for a book talk by Pete Marra, co-author of Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer. Pete Marra, Director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Program will be discussing his recent book. Books are available for pre-order.

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Jan
28
Feb 14

Award-Winning Nature Photographs on Display at Walker Nature Center

  • Walker Nature Center

Roadshow of 2016’s Best Avian Photography Coming to Reston

Visit the Walker Nature Center betweenJanuary 28 and February 14, 2017 to walk among the winning bird photographs from the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards and learn more about your local birdlife.

Jan
19
7:00 pm19:00

Beginning Birding: Winter Birds

  • Fairfax High School

Winter is a great time to improve your birding skills. Birds are easier to find since there are no leaves on the trees. In addition, winter brings a wide variety of usually easy to see ducks and geese. Read More➝

Dec
11
8:00 am08:00

Christmas Bird Count Preview, Manassas Battlefield

  • Manassas Battlefield Park

Are you participating in a Christmas Bird Count this year? Maybe you want to brush up on your winter bird identification skills so that you can have a bit more confidence in the field. Larry Meade is leading a Christmas Bird Count preview walk the weekend before the CBC season begins. 

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Nov
30
10:00 am10:00

Dyke Marsh, Alexandria, VA

  • Dyke Marsh

This walk starts with scoping the Potomac and then walks the Haul Road through the woods to the boardwalk.  Join leaders Larry Cartwright and Phil Silas in search of winter species. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club.

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