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Sep
30
2:30 PM14:30

A Year in the Life of an Owl

The next Audubon Afternoon will be held on September 30 from 3 to 5 PM, with informal gathering starting at 2:30.  It will be held in the auditorium/cafeteria at the National Wildlife Federation.  Our program will be provided by Secret Garden Birds and Bees, which will present “A Year in the Life of an Owl.”

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Oct
22
3:00 PM15:00

October Audubon Afternoon

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.

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September Audubon Afternoon
Sep
10
3:00 PM15:00

September Audubon Afternoon

Challenges of Bird Illustration - John Anderton

Local artist John Anderton shares original artwork and discusses the diverse challenges of bird illustration, both within a historical perspective and with reference to his current project with the Smithsonian Institution’s Migratory Bird Center.

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Making the Connection – Connecting Important Bird Areas Across the Hemisphere Through Birds
Sep
11
3:00 PM15:00

Making the Connection – Connecting Important Bird Areas Across the Hemisphere Through Birds

Mason Neck State Park

ASNV has “adopted” an IBA, which stretches south along the Virginia side of the Potomac River from Alexandria to Stafford County. We kicked off this conservation effort with a talk by Matt Jeffery from the National Audubon Society.  Matt is Deputy Director of the International Alliances Program, and has been with Audubon since 2006. 

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Post Holiday Audubon Afternoon
Jan
10
2:30 PM14:30

Post Holiday Audubon Afternoon

On January 10, 2016, Paul Napier gave a presentation on “The Cape May Raptor Banding Project” covering a brief history, some impressive Project statistics, the Project’s contributions to science projects, and portraits and facts about the raptors banded. There were lots of great close-up photographs.

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Birding in Cuba
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Birding in Cuba

Cuba hosts a diverse list of birds, including the world's smallest bird - the Bee Hummingbird - and about 2 dozen endemics.   Dixie Sommers gave a presentation on her birding visit to Cuba in February 2015. She spent 2 weeks on the island, traveling to many locations to see tiny hummingbird, the Cuban Trogan, the Cuban Emerald, the Cuban Tody, Giant Kingbird, Stygian Owl, and 150 more species. 

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Annual Meeting and Celebraton of Citizen Science
Jun
14
3:00 PM15:00

Annual Meeting and Celebraton of Citizen Science

For 25 years Jim Waggener has lead comprehensive surveys that document biodiversity in the Occoquan Bay Count Circle. His presentation focused on the birds, butterflies, dragonflies and plants that have painstakingly been documented since 1989, emerging trends, the importance of citizen science and glimpse into the future of the program.

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Backpacks for Birds: Manufacturing Tracking Devices to Aid in Bird Research
Jun
15
3:00 PM15:00

Backpacks for Birds: Manufacturing Tracking Devices to Aid in Bird Research

At our June 15 meeting, presenters, Fred Briggs, founder and CEO of the company, and Ted Markson, CTO at Vektortek, discussed the development and manufacturing of tracking devices for the wildlife research biologist. By piggy-backing on a worldwide cellular network, they are able to offer new opportunities to collect and distribute data that were previously impossible or cost-prohibitive with satellite solutions.

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Mar
16
3:00 PM15:00

Virginia's Tropical Connections

Greg Butcher presented “Virginia’s Tropical Connections,” focusing on Neotropical migratory birds. Greg is the Migratory Species Coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service International Programs. More than one-third of the bird species in the US (over 350 species) migrate to Latin America and the Caribbean each year. The migratory species program works with a broad range of partners throughout the world to conserve habitats and populations of birds, bats, butterflies, and dragonflies.

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Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

Finding Balance: It's Not Easy Being Green

A passionate advocate for sound environmental stewardship, Claudia has been Reston Association's Natural Resource Manager for over thirty-two years. She spoke about some of the challenges of her position and some ways Reston has worked to control invasive plant species, control animal populations and manage a diversity of opinions about how to do so in her community.

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