Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Warblers

Warblers show more color and variety than any other family of birds in the Washington area. Some of them stop to breed here, but a greater number pass through on their way to nesting grounds to our north. Bill Young will show you how to identify the 35 warbler species that you have a chance to see, focusing on appearance, vocalizations, behavior, and other factors. 

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May
9
7:00 PM19:00

World Migratory Bird Day Workshop

Join the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) for a FREE workshop to prepare for the longest running annual spring bird count in this area. The class will include an overview of WMBD, the Lower Potomac River Important Bird Area (LPR-IBA), key species and techniques (eBird) used to count them. We’ll also learn how the data is used.

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May
19
7:00 AM07:00

Birding By Ear II, Late Spring Migrants

Second class added! Spend a full day learning bird song in the field and on the trails with birding expert Greg Fleming. Some basic birding knowledge is a prerequisite, such as being able to identify some common local birds by sight. Bring a bag lunch, we'll be out in the field all day but will break for lunch at Leesylvania State Park. This class will fill up quickly! 

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Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Marine Birds and Mammals of the Southeastern United States, Two-session Workshop and Optional Field Trip

  • 11100 Wildlife Center Drive Reston, VA, 20190 United States (map)
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Marine birds have feathers, and marine mammals breathe air. But in almost every other way, these ocean denizens bear almost no resemblance at all to their counterparts on land. This workshop introduces participants to the identification, foraging strategies, behavior, and nesting/breeding ecology of marine birds and mammals typical of the southeastern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States.

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Apr
14
7:00 AM07:00

Birding By Ear 1, Early Season Migrants

Spend a full day learning bird song in the field and on the trails with birding expert Greg Fleming. Some basic birding knowledge is a prerequisite, such as being able to identify some common local birds by sight. Bring a bag lunch, we'll be out in the field all day but will break for lunch at Leesylvania State Park. This class will fill up quickly! 

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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

How to Lead a Bird and Nature Walk

Back by popular demand! Do you love birds? wildflowers? frogs? fungi? or some other aspect of nature?  Do you ever think you might like to share that love with others in an organized way, but are not sure how to do it?  If so, this workshop will answer a lot of questions and give you good tips on how to be a successful leader.

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Early Spring Birding

Late March can offer spectacular birding, marking a transition between winter and spring, Many of our winter birds, such as waterfowl and sparrows, are still around, but they are joined by early migrants returning to breeding territories. In this workshop we will discuss birds that occur here at this time of year, with a special focus on species that are migrating into our region and their arrival dates. An ancillary field trip offers a chance to encounter many of these birds in their natural settings.

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Mar
24
2:30 PM14:30

Audubon Afternoon: "What Birds Eat"

Please join us on Sunday, March 24 for an Audubon Afternoon at the National Wildlife Center in Reston. Ashley Kennedy, a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware, is an entomologist who has used her own research and photos provided by citizen scientists from around the country to determine what types of insects various types of birds eat.

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Feb
24
7:30 AM07:30

Reston Lakes Tour

We’ll meet and then drive to the various Reston lakes to check for waterfowl at a number of locations. Let’s hope for open water this year!  Sponsored by The Reston Association, the Bird Feeder of Reston, and ASNV.

Getting there: Take Reston Parkway north from the Dulles Toll Road and turn right on Baron Cameron Ave.Meet in the parking lot for the tennis courts on Village Road, north of Baron Cameron Ave.

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Feb
13
8:30 AM08:30

Burke Lake, Burke, VA

  • 7315 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA, 22039 United States (map)
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Waterfowl on the lake are always changing—or at least those we can see change in their variety.  And the resident eagles should be busy.  Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club.

Getting there: Entrance is off Route 123, south of Burke Lake Road.Follow signs to Park, turning left at second traffic light past Burke Lake Road.Take an immediate left in the park, then meet at the lot on the right (near the mini golf course). 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, 22039.

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Feb
8
to Feb 27

2018 Audubon Photography Award Winners to be Displayed in Northern Virginia

Winning images from the 2018 National Audubon Society annual photography contest, chosen by Audubon judges from more than 8,000 entries submitted by photographers from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 10 Canadian provinces, are coming to Northern Virginia. The photographs will be displayed next month at Reston’s Walker Nature Center in an event co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia.

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Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

Great Backyard Bird Count Workshop

GBBC provides a snapshot of where birds are in real time.  It’s spontaneous; unlike Project Feederwatch, you’re not restricted to your own backyard or to a particular feeding area, and there is no commitment to 2 specific days every week for 6  months.  You can count anywhere, for as little as 15 minutes or as long as a walk through a park.  This workshop will teach you how to count and how to report your count, and we’ll do some “real time” practice.

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