Choptank River & Blackwater NWR, Cambridge, MD
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. All Day
Cost $20. Registration required.
The Choptank River in Cambridge can be very good for winter ducks and there are a number of good viewing areas in the town. This will be our first stop to check for Common Goldeneye, Long-tailed Ducks, Scaup, Canvasbacks and Redheads. Then, on to Blackwater NWR for whatever interesting winter waterfowl might be there. We will meet at Pimmit Regional Library in Tysons Corner at 7:00 AM to carpool. Bring lunch. We will head for home mid-afternoon.
Register with the leaders, Jay and Carol Hadlock, at 703-437-7451 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Send check for $20 to the ASNV office.
Algonkian Regional Park
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, 7:30 AM
River, woods and meadows-we'll check them all with leader, Bill Brown.
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. Follow the sign to the boat ramp and meet Bill there.
Woodcocks at Huntley Meadows
Saturday, Feb. 23, 5:15 PM
This is the time for male Woodcocks to be doing their courtship displays. Join Rich Rieger at Huntley Meadows to hopefully witness this wonderful display.
Getting there: Meet at the South King's Highway-Telegraph Rd. parking lot (the backside of Huntley Meadows.) Be prompt! The group will walk to a place where the birds are known to display. The display doesn't last long and if you're late, you miss it! Bring a flashlight.
Bles Park, Loudoun County
Saturday, March 2, 2012, 7:30 AM
Adjacent to the Potomac River and Broad Run, this park can turn up some interesting things. Meet leader, Bill Brown, in the parking lot.
Getting there: From Sterling, travel west on Rt. 7 towards Leesburg. Approximately 0.7 miles west of the intersection of Rt. 7 and Rt. 28, exit right off of Rt. 7 onto Loudoun Co. Parkway. Turn right onto George Washington Blvd, and then left onto Riverside Pkwy. Continue for about 1 mile and look for Bles Park on your right.
Hidden Pond Nature Center, Springfield, VA
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 8:00 AM
This is Casey Pittrizzi's "old" park, before he moved to Potomac Overlook. He will know all the right places to look for birds.
Getting there: The address of the park is 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield, VA.