Calendar of Events
Note: hovering over the text or image on a date in the calendar pops up additional information about the event. Clicking on the text/image links to the full write-up.
This trail is usually a great place for woodland and stream-side birds, and this time of year should be great for finding them. Joanne and David Bauer lead. Sponsored by The Reston Association, the Bird Feeder of Reston, and ASNV.
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.
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.
The Annual Migratory Bird Count for Occoquan Bay NWR will be held Saturday, May 12. Jim Waggener leads the count and is looking for volunteers. Contact Jim Waggener for details.
There are probably no sapsuckers left from the winter, but spring migrants and residents are arriving. Find them with leaders Carol and Jay Hadlock. Sponsored by The Reston Association, the Bird Feeder of Reston, and ASNV.
The scrub fields of Laurel Hill are rich with birds as this type of habitat gets harder to find in our denser suburban areas. Phil Silas leads. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club.
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!
We’re on the look for dickcissels and meadowlarks in this park where they have nested in previous years. Join leader Toby Hardwick to enjoy the fields and woods of this great location. Sponsored by ASNV.