Audubon Afternoon

Making the Connection – Connecting Important Bird Areas Across the Hemisphere Through Birds

Sunday, September 11, 2016 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Mason Neck State Park

Free.  (Park admission fees have been waived for this event.) 

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, and has been identified as an important bird area because of the habitat it provides for a number of species at risk, including Bald Eagles, a number of Neotropical migrants, and wintering waterfowl.  We are delighted to be able to kick off our conservation efforts with a talk by Matt Jeffrey from the National Audubon Society.  Matt is Deputy Director of the International Alliances Program, and has been with Audubon since 2006.  He has more than 16 years of experience in the environmental conservation field. He has worked closely with and managed projects in several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Mexico, Panama, Belize, Bahamas, Argentina, and Paraguay. His focus has been the protection of Important Bird Areas in Latin America and the Caribbean, specifically those concerning Neotropical migrant bird populations. 

Come learn more about what ASNV is doing to protect bird populations in Northern Virginia, and what you can do to help! 

This program is being co-sponsored by the Friends of Mason Neck State Park.