Belize and Guatemala yielded many beautiful birds and interesting Maya archeological sites for the birders who joined ASNV’s tour with Holbrook Travel in late March.
February 26, 2 p.m
Learn about secretive marsh birds and how we can improve their habitat on February 26, 2 p.m., Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria (Mount Vernon area) 22306.
The Genius of Birds with Jennifer Ackerman
Sunday March 5, 2017
Acclaimed science and nature writer Jennifer Ackerman shares stories about her travels and cutting-edge research on the newly discovered brilliance of birds.
Thursday March 9, 2017 - 7 PM
Oakton Library will be screening Hometown Habitat, a documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.
Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
Sunday March 12, 2017
Please join us for a book talk by Pete Marra. Pete Marra, Director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Program will be discussing his recent book “Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.”
April 1 2017 9-11:30 AM
Join The Nature Conservancy and Fairfax County Park Authority to clean up your watershed. This spring cleaning will remove tires, plastic bottles, cans and other debris from local waterways, preventing trash from reaching the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay.
I have taken my knowledge gained on Hog Island and applied this in a leadership capacity at Centreville this year.
February 4-5, 2017
The ASNV Winter Waterfowl Count will be conducted Saturday and Sunday, February 4 & 5, 2017. Volunteer teams survey the Potomac River from Algonkian Regional Park in Loudoun County south to Quantico Marine Base in Prince William County.
The 2016 Christmas Bird Count occurred on December 18. Results will be published in the coming months. In the mean time, click on "Read More" to see some photos taken by Nick Bauer.
Note that the CBC has reached its capacity for volunteers. No new volunteers will be accepted.
March 19-26, 2017
You can support sustainable, bird-based tourism and hemispheric conservation on this birding expedition to Belize and Guatemala. ASNV is sponsoring this trip with Holbrook Travel, March 19-26, 2017.
January 19, 2017
Winter is a great time to improve your birding skills. Birds are easier to find since there are no leaves on the trees. In addition, winter brings a wide variety of usually easy to see ducks and geese.
January 8, 2017
Every society on earth has myths and legends about owls. What people believe about owls makes a difference in how they protect and conserve owls. So, what do people really believe?
In Association with Nature's Best Photography
January 28 - February 14, 2017
Cosponsored by ASNV and Friends of Reston
November 16, at 7:30
The Friends of Dyke Marsh will be screening “Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home” at the Huntley Meadows Visitor Center. This 90-minute documentary by Catherine Zimmerman explores how we can restore and incorporate nature into every landscape and redefine our relationship with nature.
Visit the Walker Nature Center betweenJanuary 28 and February 14, 2017 to walk among the winning bird photographs from the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards and learn more about your local birdlife.
“It takes a village” is a well-known phrase about forming partnerships to protect someone or something dear to us. For people who love birds and their habitat, it takes a mighty strong village and a lot of partnerships.
Sep 11, 2016
Join us for an introduction to the Lower Potomac Important Bird Area (IBA), and the key habitat and resources it provides to migrating bird populations. ASNV has “adopted” this IBA, which stretches south along the Virginia side of the Potomac River from Alexandria to Stafford County.