Bombay Hook NWR, Delaware
Saturday, August 18, all day
Join Larry Meade and Steve Williams on this trip with Northern Virginia Bird Club. Migrating shorebirds will be the focus, but we'll be taking note of everything there is to see. Meet the leaders at the visitor center at 8:00 AM, or look for them before 8:00 for some early birding along the entrance road. We will make a lunch stop at Sambo's restaurant in Leipsic, or feel free to bring your own. Other areas of interest may be visited after lunch. Be sure to bring insect repellent, water, sunscreen, hat and, of course, binoculars, and scope if you have one.
Getting there: Allow at least 2 ½ hours driving time to the visitor center. Take Rt. 50 across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Go north on Rt. 301. Turn right on Rt. 300. At Kenton, DE, go right on Rt. 42 to Leipsic. Go left on Rt. 9 to the entrance to the refuge.
Stratton Woods Park, Reston
Sunday, August 19, 7:30-10:30 AM
Bill Brown will lead this walk through a variety of habitats, looking for birds and butterflies.
Getting there: From Fairfax Co. Parkway, turn west on Fox Mill Rd. and take the first right into the parking lot for Stratton Woods Park.
Riverbend Park Meadow
Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 7:30 AM
Skip the crowds at the beach and come for a walk in the meadow, looking for early migrants, (especially those pesky fall warblers!) with Carol & Jay Hadlock. If things are slow there, we'll take a walk along the river.
Getting there: From Rt. 193 east of the village of Great Falls, take Riverbend Rd. to Jeffery Rd. and follow the sign to the Nature Center. Meet in the parking lot.
Algonkian Regional Park
Saturday, September 8, 7:30 AM
River and woods make this a good place to look for fall migrants. Bill Brown will lead.
Getting there: The park address is 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling. From Rt. 7, heading west, turn on Cascades Parkway, north, and continue into the park. Turn left at the sign for the swimming pool and meet in the parking lot.
Swifts and Nighthawks
Sunday, September 9, 7:00 PM
The spectacle of thousands of Chimney Swifts circling and descending into their chosen chimney for the night is truly awesome. We'll be monitoring several sites before deciding, so save this date and check the ASNV website after Labor Day, Sept. 3. We'll follow up the Swifts with Common Nighthawks at Tyson's Corner.
Lake Fairfax Park
Saturday, September 15, 7:30 AM
There is a lot more to this park than just the lake and the Water Mine. Bill Brown has been exploring and has found some excellent birding areas. Meet him at the visitor center.
Getting there: From Rt. 7 west, turn left on Baron Cameron Ave., then left on Lake Fairfax Drive and proceed to the park entrance.
Sunday, September 16, 8-11:00 AM
Carl Kikuchi will lead this walk through the varied habitats of the refuge.
Please register with the ASNV office.
Getting there: The refuge is located at the end of Dawson Beach Rd. in Woodbridge.
Lower Glade Stream Valley, Reston
Sunday, September 23, 7:30-10:30 AM
Matt Bender leads this walk through one of Reston's best birding areas.
Getting there: From Reston Parkway, take Glade Dr. east to the intersection with Twin Branches. Park along the street.