Calendar of Events
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The time is short! Sign up now for Birding in Belize and Guatemala! Now is the time to join the ASNV trip to Belize and Guatemala, March 19-26, 2017.
How would you like the opportunity to photograph eight magnificent raptors from just 10 feet away? Can you imagine being this close to owls, hawks and falcons in a natural setting?
Join Dr. Tom Wood, Director of Environmental Studies on the Piedmont, to learn the language of birds. Students will start the day with classroom instruction at Clifton House, followed by field work to hone skills in the varied habitat.
Larry Cartwright leads this walk to check out lingering waterfowl and early spring migrants. Ospreys and eagles should be nesting by then, bluebirds investigating nest boxes, and Eastern Phoebes just arriving. Sponsored by ASNV.
Elizabeth Fenton and Tom Nardone lead the walk through this park along the Accotink Creek and woods. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club.
The Walker Nature Center will be screening Hometown Habitat, a documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. ASNV Audubon at Home Coordinator, Barbara Tuset, will speak after the film.
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.
Join The Nature Conservancy and Fairfax County Park Authority to clean up your watershed. This spring cleaning will remove tires, plastic bottles, cans and other debris from local waterways, preventing trash from reaching the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay.
This walk follows one of the great paved paths through Reston woodland along the creek where bird activity in Spring can be lively and varied. Sponsored by the Reston Association and The Bird Feeder of Reston.
You can see live raptors like barn and barred owls, hawks and more up close, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Belle Haven Park.
Don’t miss spring migration! Join the walk and watch for the birds making their way back to Spring breeding grounds. Sponsored by the Reston Association and The Bird Feeder of Reston.
The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia has conducted the Northern Virginia Bird Survey for over 20 years, and has been discovering some positive population trends, as well as some that are unnerving.
Mid-week walks can be great fun. Bles is good for both migrants and residents. Jean Tatalias leads. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club.