Calendar of Events
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Join Greg Butcher for an introduction to waterfowl identification. Get to know some of the many species that winter in the open waters of our region. The workshop costs $20.
Meet at Lake Newport and carpool or caravan to the other Reston lakes, looking for winter waterfowl. Waterfowl are often the highlight of winter birding, when their variety is far greater than for our summer residents. Sponsored by the Reston Association and The Bird Feeder of Reston.
On February 25, 2018, Dr. Sarah Luttrell will talk about her work on evolution and speciation in the marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris). Dr. Luttrell studies how evolution works by studying subspecies of birds. She will examine how comparing multiple traits like plumage color, size and shape, vocal behavior and genetics in marsh wrens has revealed an exciting pattern of evolution in this bird.
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.
Join Joette Borzik for a one-day Birding by Ear Boot Camp! We will spend a full day learning bird song in the field on the trails of the Blue Ridge Environmental Center and surrounding area.