Upcoming Audubon Afternoon
Please join us for an exciting Audubon Afternoon, when Secret Garden Birds and Bees will present “Raptors of Virginia, Maryland and DC.” Secret Garden will bring five live raptors for us to see and photograph, including a Red-tailed Hawk and a Red-shouldered Hawk.
Past Audubon Afternoons
Please join us on Sunday, March 24 for an Audubon Afternoon at the National Wildlife Center in Reston. Ashley Kennedy, a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware, is an entomologist who has used her own research and photos provided by citizen scientists from around the country to determine what types of insects various types of birds eat.
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.”
Elections for Officers and Board of Directors will be held at our Annual Meeting on Sunday June 10, 2018.
Australia is known for its unique wildlife, and its birds are no exception. We are lucky enough to have Tim Low speaking to us about the birds of Australia and the origin of the world’s songbirds (fresh from his talk at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology!)
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.
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.