Algonkian Regional Park, Sterling, VA
Wednesday, September 11, 7:30-10:30 AM
A good mix of habitats along the Potomac River make this park a great place to look for migrants. Bill Brown will lead this walk, co-sponsored with Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. Meet at the boat ramp.
Getting there: The park address is 47001 Fairway Drive, Sterling. From Rt. 7., heading west, turn on Cascades Parkway, north, and continue into the park. Follow the signs for the boat ramp.
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA
Saturday, September 14, 7:30-10:30 AM
ASNV has been surveying the birds in the park for 3 months and we've found spring migrants, nesting summer visitors, year round residents, and now we'll be looking for fall migrants in this beautiful mix of habitats. Bill Brown, who leads one of the survey teams, will lead this walk. Meet Bill at the maintenance facility.
Getting there: From Rt. 7, take Towlston Rd. to the park. Turn right at the first entrance to the lower parking lot and go all the way to the end. From Vienna, cross the Toll Rd., go past the main entrance to the Filene Center, and turn left into the lower parking lot.
Lower Glade Stream Valley, Reston, VA
Sunday, September 22, 7:30-10:30 AM
Joanne & David Bauer will lead this walk, looking for fall migrants.
Getting there: From Reston Parkway, take Glade Drive east to Twin Branches. Park along Glade Drive and meet the leaders at the corner of Glade and Twin Branches.
Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, VA
Saturday, September 28, 7:30 AM
Welcome to Phil Silas and Dixie Sommers, new walk leaders for ASNV! Fall is a great time to look for migrants in the fields, woods and on the river and bay of this excellent refuge.
The refuge is located at the end of Dawson Beach Rd. in Woodbridge, VA.
Sunrise Valley Wetland/Polo Fields, Reston, VA
Sunday, October 6, 7:30-10:30 AM
Join Matt Bender to look for late migrants. This little wetland can produce some nice warbler surprises.
Getting there: From Fairfax Co. Parkway, take Sunrise Valley west. Just beyond the Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride, turn right into ASG Software Solutions. Park on the west side of the building.
Sky Meadows State Park
Saturday, October 12, 8:00 AM
Red-headed Woodpeckers are the target species here, but we'll have our eyes open for everything. Moderate terrain, no strenuous hiking. Beginning birders welcome. Please register with Carol Hadlock, firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting there: Go west on Rt. 50 to Rt. 17. Turn left and follow the signs to Sky Meadows State Park. Meet at the Visitor Center. Alternately, go west on Rt. 66 and then north on Rt. 17 to the park.
Fee: There is an entrance fee.