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Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

Great Backyard Bird Count Workshop

GBBC provides a snapshot of where birds are in real time.  It’s spontaneous; unlike Project Feederwatch, you’re not restricted to your own backyard or to a particular feeding area, and there is no commitment to 2 specific days every week for 6  months.  You can count anywhere, for as little as 15 minutes or as long as a walk through a park.  This workshop will teach you how to count and how to report your count, and we’ll do some “real time” practice.

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Feb
8
to Feb 27

2018 Audubon Photography Award Winners to be Displayed in Northern Virginia

Winning images from the 2018 National Audubon Society annual photography contest, chosen by Audubon judges from more than 8,000 entries submitted by photographers from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces, are coming to Northern Virginia. The photographs will be displayed next month at Reston’s Walker Nature Center in an event co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia.

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Early Spring Birding

Late March can offer spectacular birding, marking a transition between winter and spring, Many of our winter birds, such as waterfowl and sparrows, are still around, but they are joined by early migrants returning to breeding territories. In this workshop we will discuss birds that occur here at this time of year, with a special focus on species that are migrating into our region and their arrival dates. An ancillary field trip offers a chance to encounter many of these birds in their natural settings.

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Magnificent Monarchs
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Magnificent Monarchs

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.

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May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Bird Behavior

Bill Young will lead us in four two-hour sessions examining a variety of bird behaviors, including avian feeding, reproduction, migration, visual and auditory displays, and more.  Each session will feature video, audio, and photographs to help people to learn about the many aspects of bird behavior. 

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Mar
31
8:00 AM08:00

Beginning Birding by Ear: The Language of Birds and Nature Awareness

  • Point of View International Retreat and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Dr. Tom Wood, Associate Professor of Integrative and Interdisciplinary Studies in the School of Integrative Studies (SIS) at George Mason University, to start learning birds through understanding their lives, communication and role in the world outside our windows and in the wilderness.

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Magnificent Monarchs
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Magnificent Monarchs

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.

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Ornithology:  A Way of Knowing
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ornithology: A Way of Knowing

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.

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Apr
1
8:00 AM08:00

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

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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