Events, Classes, Calendar
ASNV classes offer Northern Virginians the opportunity to learn more about the natural world and be informed, active stewards for its care and protection.
For Master Naturalists: All workshops have been approved for Continuing Education hours.
To register, follow the link after each class description. If you need more information contact ASNV at 703-438-6008 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to cancel, please do so at least 48 hours before the class to receive a refund.
Warblers show more color and variety than any other family of birds in the Washington area. Some of them stop to breed here, but a greater number pass through on their way to nesting grounds to our north. Bill Young will show you how to identify the 35 warbler species that you have a chance to see, focusing on appearance, vocalizations, behavior, and other factors.
Second class added! Spend a full day learning bird song in the field and on the trails with birding expert Greg Fleming. Some basic birding knowledge is a prerequisite, such as being able to identify some common local birds by sight. Bring a bag lunch, we'll be out in the field all day but will break for lunch at Leesylvania State Park. This class will fill up quickly!
Marine birds have feathers, and marine mammals breathe air. But in almost every other way, these ocean denizens bear almost no resemblance at all to their counterparts on land. This workshop introduces participants to the identification, foraging strategies, behavior, and nesting/breeding ecology of marine birds and mammals typical of the southeastern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States.
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.
International Birding Trips
Share Your Ideas for New Events or Classes
Is there something you’d love to learn about but can’t find the right class? Maybe it’s a tricky species like gulls or how to begin birdwatching as a family? Do you have a bucket list of birding trips near and far? Our class offerings and trips often come from suggestions by members so please share your ideas with us. Contact the ASNV office.