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 email@example.com.
If you need to cancel, please do so at least 48 hours before the class to receive a refund.
Join Greg Butcher, ASNV board member and migratory species coordinator for U.S. Forest Service International Programs, for an introduction to waterfowl identification. Get to know many of the species that winter in the open waters of our region.
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.
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.
ASNV will conduct its Winter Waterfowl Count Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10. Volunteer teams will survey the Potomac River from Algonkian Regional Park in Loudoun County south to Quantico Marine Base in Prince William County.
Join us at Walker Nature Center to celebrate the Audubon Photography Award winners on display. Nature activities for all ages include a welcome presentation, hands-on activities for kids, and guided bird walks.
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.
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.