Join us for the 36th Annual Manassas-Bull Run Christmas Bird Count. This year the count will be on Sunday, December 17th. The count circle is around Centreville and includes Manassas Battlefield, parts of Bull Run Regional Park, undeveloped areas south of Dulles Airport, and many stream valley parks and undeveloped locations from Clifton to west Fairfax City.
Join us for the 118th annual Christmas Bird Count (36th for ASNV). We are looking for people to count in the Manassas Battlefield area, Bull Run, and Manassas City areas as well as around Centerville, south of Dulles Airport, and Chantilly.
Note: last scheduled survey until April.
Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird
Just in time for Halloween! Vultures are often overlooked, underappreciated, and unloved, despite the vital role they play healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptor, but in the United States turkey and black vultures may be increasing in number.
Our route will take us past fields and into mixed forest. Different terrains should yield a good variety of species. Toby Hardwick leads. Sponsored by ASNV.
Monarchs and their amazing migration to Mexico are in peril for many reasons. Learn about the monarch life cycle, migration, cycle, how you can attract them to your home garden or favorite public space, and how to raise them to send them on their fall journey. Resources for milkweed and garden design also included.
We are excited to be able to offer Bill Stott’s Ornithology course this fall. This is a college-level introduction to the study of birds in the context of their environment. Particular attention will be paid to their biology, field identification, ecological relationships, life histories, geographical and seasonal distribution, and migration.
Don’t be afraid of the little green jobs! The workshop will focus on the field marks of fall warblers that typically pass through our region, with an emphasis on species that look very much different in the spring than fall, and species that are most often confused.