World Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 11, 2019
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Annual Migratory Bird Count for Occoquan Bay NWR will be held Saturday, May 12. Jim Waggener leads the count and is looking for volunteers. Contact Jim Waggener  for details.

This is the longest running annual spring bird count in this area.Held at the height of spring migration, these counts have averaged 130 species (with highs of 140 or more).Teams of volunteers conduct an area search, counting species and individuals.

Data is submitted for inclusion in a hemispheric database used by Partners in Flight  to chart the status and population trends of resident and neotropical migratory species.

World Migratory Bird Day Workshop

Thursday, May 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

National Wildlife Federation
11100 Wildlife Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190

Join the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) for a FREE workshop to prepare for the longest running annual spring bird count in this area. The class will include an overview of WMBD, the Lower Potomac River Important Bird Area (LPR-IBA), key species and techniques (eBird) used to count them. We’ll also learn how the data is used.

Instructor:  Larry Meade. Larry is President of the Northern Virginia Bird Club, and a former Board member of the Virginia Society of Ornithology.  He has served as a Sector Leader for a number of years for several of our local Christmas Bird Counts and is an avid nature photographer.