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Audubon Afternoon

  • National Wildlife Federation 11100 Wildlife Center Drive Reston, VA, 20190 United States (map)

VDGIF Conservation Programs

Golden-winged Warbler and Loggerhead Shrike

Want to know more about Golden-winged Warblers and Loggerhead Shrikes?  So does the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.  Among their other responsibilities, DGIF  has an active and vibrant nongame bird conservation program.  Sergio Harding will be speaking to us about these programs, with a particular focus on research and conservation of Golden-winged Warbler and Loggerhead Shrike, two declining species of open, shrubby habitats.

Sergio Harding has worked as a Nongame Bird Conservation Biologist with the Virginia DGIF since 2005.  In this capacity he is responsible for coordinating with other agencies on bird conservation issues, including coordination of the Virginia Bird Conservation Initiative (  Sergio is also the Virginia coordinator of the Breeding Bird Survey (BBS), and regularly participates in avian surveys.  These have included breeding landbird surveys of Wildlife Management Areas as well as surveys of bald eagles, peregrine falcons, golden-winged warblers, loggerhead shrikes and breeding marsh birds.