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Occoquan Bay Migratory Bird Count

  • Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge (map)

The Annual Migratory Bird Count for Occoquan Bay NWR will be held Saturday, May 12. Jim Waggener leads the count and is looking for volunteers. Contact Jim Waggener  for details.

This is the longest running annual spring bird count in this area.Held at the height of spring migration, these counts have averaged 130 species (with highs of 140 or more).Teams of volunteers conduct an area search, counting species and individuals.

Data is submitted for inclusion in a hemispheric database used by Partners in Flight  to chart the status and population trends of resident and neotropical migratory species.