AAH Ambassador Brunch

Over a third of the 99 Audubon at Home Ambassadors gathered on February 17 for the third annual Ambassador Brunch at National Wildlife Federation headquarters, where ASNV also has its office.  Sporting color-coded tags identifying their county, AAH Ambassadors from Arlington/City of Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties mingled to share experiences and a delicious potluck meal.

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Youth Education Grant

Do you support or want to develop a program to connect youth to birds? ASNV is pleased to announce a new grant program for youth education (preK-12). For this inaugural year, all types of requests will be considered: field trips, speaker and admission fees, equipment, transportation, plants, etc. Up to 25% of the grant may be used to cover administrative costs.

ASNV Trip to Cuba

An escape to warm, sunny Cuba with ASNV from December 6-15, 2017 was just the thing for eight intrepid birders. Led by Cuban ornithologist Alejandro Llanes Sosa and a Cuban government guide, we covered 1,315 miles in a comfortable Chinese Yutong bus, thanks to careful driver Joel.  We observed 136 species, including 21 Cuban endemics and 15 regional endemics.

Hog Island Scholarship

Deadline: Feb 1, 2018

Each summer Audubon Society of Northern Virginia offers a full scholarship and transportation to “Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week” at National Audubon Society’s Hog Island Camp in Maine. Applicants must be classroom teachers, specialists, or school administrators working in: Alexandria City, Falls Church City, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun or Prince William counties.

Audubon-at-Home Ambassadors Training Session

November 3, 2017 (time and location TBA)

Audubon-at-Home Ambassadors visit properties at the request of homeowners to provide advice on planting natives, removing invasives, and other wildlife habitat improvements. In the training session, you will learn about the program, the role of Ambassador, and resources that will help you research and advise clients on native plants and other habitat improvements.

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ASNV Bird Checklists Updated

We have updated our Northern Virginia and Mid-Atlantic Area bird checklists. Both are available here including information on their use and how they were created. The checklists now use the newest information from the American Ornithological Society (AOS). These include changes in common and scientific names, splits and “lumps” of species, and changes in the order in which the species are presented.