Join us on Thursday, September 26 for Stacia Novy’s presentation on birds-of-prey. She will discuss flight characteristics, identification and migration patterns, focusing on raptor species of the East Coast region. The presentation will be followed by a field trip to Waggoner’s Gap, PA on Saturday, September 28 for a day of hawk watching. We’ll apply knowledge learned in the workshop by observing kettles of Broad-winged Hawks, falcons, and other migrant raptors making their way south for the winter.
ASNV is pleased to present this in-depth course about birds, designed for all skill levels. Experienced birders and novices will improve their understanding of birds and birding skills through classroom sessions and field trips.
Project FeederWatch is the easiest citizen science you will ever do! From the comfort of your home, you simply count the winter birds that visit your feeders and report your data to Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Join Phil Silas, the Manassas-Bull Run Christmas Bird Count compiler, to learn about this long-running citizen science bird survey. Phil will cover its purpose, and scope, explain how we organize our CBC and show where the data goes and how it is used.
National Audubon is asking all conservation-minded citizens to urge their congressional representatives to support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.
What are the environmental challenges facing Virginia and its localities? Join your friends in Richmond on October 11 and 12 for the Virginia Environmental Assembly, sponsored by the Virginia Conservation Network.
Alexandria seeks comments on its draft Environmental Action Plan, on 10 topics including tree canopy, climate change, energy conservation, air quality and reducing automobile dependency.
On May 21, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems program developed by staff for law enforcement and emergency management operations.
The National Park Service (NPS), George Washington Memorial Parkway office, is undertaking a planning process to decide on the future of Claude Moore farm area of Turkey Run Park near McLean.
Virginians will elect the entire Virginia General Assembly this year and local officials in some jurisdictions. It’s important to elect candidates who support conservation and the environment. Primary elections to elect the candidates for the Democratic Party in all jurisdictions and for the Republican Party in some jurisdictions will be held on June 11. Information on the election and candidates can be found on the website for each county and city.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is developing an energy and climate action plan and expects to invite assistance from our local organizations, as Board Chair Sharon Bulova wrote to ASNV, “to encourage community engagement and input . . . it is encouraging that the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia is willing to assist in the creation of the plan.” The schedule and next steps have not been announced.
On April 2, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board formed a joint task force to discuss ways to collaborate on initiatives related to climate and energy, called the Joint Environmental Task Force (JET). Members of both the Board of Supervisors and the School Board will serve on this committee.
ASNV efforts succeeded in convincing Arlington County officials to alter plans for two proposed bike paths that would have run through designated conservation areas in Glencarlyn and Barcroft Parks.
Do you have a great idea for how to improve habitat for birds and other wildlife, but don’t have the funds to do it? Audubon Society of Northern Virginia can help your idea come true. We have budgeted $3,300 for conservation grants for this year, and applicants may apply for all or any part of the available funds.
Dixie Sommers leads this walk sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club
Phil Silas leads this walk sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia.
Jean Tatalias leads this walk sponsored by the Northern Virginia bird club.
Linda Fuller leads this walk sponsored by the Reston Association and The Bird Feeder of Reston.
Robin Duska leads this walk for the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia.
Phil Silas leads this walk sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club.