The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia has conducted the Northern Virginia Bird Survey for over 20 years, and has been discovering some positive population trends, as well as some that are unnerving.
The second Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas (VABBA2) is a survey of all bird species breeding in the state. Data collected will help map the distribution and status of Virginia’s breeding bird community in order to better inform our natural resource and conservation decisions. The VABBA2 is a citizen science project, with volunteers conducting most of the key data collection.
Join Dr. Tom Wood, Director of Environmental Studies on the Piedmont, to learn the language of birds. Students will start the day with classroom instruction at Clifton House, followed by field work to hone skills in the varied habitat.
Learn how to effectively use your voice to create change by speaking up for the environment. Attend our advocacy workshop and learn how government functions, how to meet with decision makers and how to conduct media outreach.
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. Read More➝
ASNV’s FREE Christmas Bird Count Workshop relates the history, purpose, and scope of CBCs generally, explains how we organize our CBC, and shows where the data goes and how it is used.
Monarchs and their amazing migration to Mexico are in peril for many reasons. Learn about the monarch life cycle, migration, cycle, how you can attract them to your home garden or favorite public space, and how to raise them to send them on their fall journey. Resources for milkweed and garden design also included.
What better way than a day tracking and identifying butterflies?
Join butterfly enthusiasts Larry Meade and Laura McDonald to learn about local butterfly populations. Apply classroom instruction and contribute data to the annual North American Butterfly Association July 4th Count on the field trip.
A five-year project to document the breeding birds of Virginia is being launched this spring: the Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas.
This workshop explores the principles of Audubon at Home in a backyard, real-life setting. You will spend the day learning about gardening with native plants, composting, rain barrels, creating habitat for birds and pollinators.