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.

ASNV is Going to Cuba

December 6-15, 2017

We still have 3 slots available on ASNV’s Cuba birding trip, December 6-15, 2017.  Visit Havana, the Zapata Peninsula, the north coast at Caya Coco, and places in between.  You’ll encounter many of Cuba’s 25 endemic birds, wintering migrants, and many more. You’ll also see Hemingway’s home near Havana and plenty of 1950’s cars!