Birdwalk at Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Sep
20
7:00 AM07:00

Birdwalk at Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch

Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, witness hundreds of hawks migrating daily through Virginia.  We will be car pooling from the Kilmarnock Library at 7am and/or the Tappahanock Lowes at 8am.  If you would like to go, meet at either location.  We will figure out the best transportation options from each. You may want to pack a lunch, or we can eat in town which is maybe 10 minutes away.

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Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Bird Walk at Westmoreland Berry Farm/Voorhees Preserve in Westmoreland County

On Saturday, June 23, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk on the Voorhees Nature Preserve / Westmoreland Berry Farm which will include segments of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Westmoreland Berry Farm store at 1235 Berry Farm Lane, Colonial Beach, VA 22443.   

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Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

Bird Walk at Reedville in Northumberland County

On Monday, June 11, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk through Reedville in Northumberland County.  Participants will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Fisherman’s Museum parking lot at 504 Main Street.  Reedville is a historic fishing village founded in the 1860s by Elijah Reed from Maine.  From the 1890s through the early 1900s, Reedville was the wealthiest town per capita in the United States due to its thriving commercial menhaden fishing industry.  Main Street, lined with Victorian mansions, was called Millionaire’s or Captain’s row.The walk will begin at the museum’s native plant garden and will meander down Main Street to the harbor and loop around to the “Stack” park.  This route is a part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.   Possible sightings include red-breasted mergansers, common loons, horned grebes, brown pelicans, northern gannets, osprey, Forster’s and royal terns, great black-backed and Bonaparte’s gulls, northern flickers, fist crows, eastern blue birds and boat-tailed grackles.

There will be several pairs of loaner binoculars available.  For cancellations and information about the Northern Neck Audubon Society and events, check this website.

 

 

 

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Bird Walk at Kendale Farm in Essex County
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Bird Walk at Kendale Farm in Essex County

The Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk on Saturday, April 28, at 9:00 am at Kendale Farm in Essex County.  This beautiful farm, 16 miles South of Port Royal and 16 miles North of Tappahannock, has fields, woods, salt and fresh water marshes with frontage on Occupacia Creek and the Rappahannock River directly opposite Fones Cliffs. 

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Bird Walk at Dameron Marsh NAP in Northumberland County
Apr
9
1:00 PM13:00

Bird Walk at Dameron Marsh NAP in Northumberland County

On Monday April 9 at 1:00 pm the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk at Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve in Northumberland County. This 316 acre preserve lies on a peninsula jutting into the Chesapeake Bay. Dameron Marsh contains one of the most significant wetlands on the Chesapeake Bay for marsh-bird communities, and its pristine beach habitat is highly important for the federally threatened northeastern beach tiger beetle (Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis). Dameron Marsh supports impressive salt marsh communities, sand beach, and upland forest habitats.

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Northern Neck Audubon Society Meeting in Lancaster County
Mar
5
3:15 PM15:15

Northern Neck Audubon Society Meeting in Lancaster County

The Northern Neck Audubon Society will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, March 5 at the Lancaster County Library in Kilmarnock (GPS: 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock).  Join us for refreshments and socializing at 3:15, followed at 3:30 for a program on “99 Reasons to be Fascinated by Birds” presented by Arlington-based writer William Young.

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Bird Walk at George Washington's Birth Place NM in Westmoreland County
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Bird Walk at George Washington's Birth Place NM in Westmoreland County

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On Saturday, February 24 at 9:00 a.m., the Northern Neck Audubon Society (NNAS) will conduct a bird walk at George Washington Birthplace National Monument Park on Pope’s Creek between Montross and Oak Grove in Westmoreland County.

The National Park Service allows visitors to view wildlife at the birthplace of our first president.  In addition to wildlife, the park offers stunning vistas of the Potomac River from beautiful bluffs.  There are woods, ponds, Pope’s Creek, open fields and beaches.  Possible sightings include:  bald eagles, Canada geese (in great numbers), white fronted geese, great blue herons, terns, gulls, loons, wild turkeys, tundra swans, buffleheads and hooded mergansers.

GPS address is 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443.

From Kilmarnock and Warsaw, take Route 3 west through Montross.  About ¼ mile past Potomac Mills, turn right on Pope’s Creek Road (Route 204).  Proceed approximately 2 miles to the park entrance.  Meet in the visitors parking lot at 9:00.

Warm clothing is recommended.  There will be loaner binoculars available. For cancelations notices  check this website.

 

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Stratford Hall Geo Series: Are Birds Dinosaurs?
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

Stratford Hall Geo Series: Are Birds Dinosaurs?

Stratford Hall will be presenting a lecture and field walk about the newest evidence linking/unlinking the relationship between birds and dinosaurs. The event will include refreshments, lecture and field walk. More information can be found at https://www.stratfordhall.org/events/geo-series-are-birds-dinosaurs/

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Northern Neck Audubon Society Meeting in Lancaster County, Song Birds: Learning to Identify these Prized Residents and Visitors of the Northern Neck
Feb
5
3:15 PM15:15

Northern Neck Audubon Society Meeting in Lancaster County, Song Birds: Learning to Identify these Prized Residents and Visitors of the Northern Neck

Yes, eventually the snow and ice will be gone, Songbirds will fill the air and charm our ears, and there will be Spring!

The February Northern Neck Audubon Society meeting on February. 5, Monday, 3:15 pm,  at Lancaster Library - Upper Meeting Room will provide “virtual springtime” (and warmth).  Jeff Wright will lead an interactive presentation on how to identify and attract songbirds.  The session is timely as it will focus on birds that we might see in our yards during the Great Back Yard Bird Count from 16-19 February 2018.  The aptly named songbirds provide the chirps, songs, and occasional “racket” that fill our yards and forests - particularly in the Spring.

Various tools, techniques, and diabolical quizzes will be included in the session to help identify these birds both by hearing them as well as seeing them.  The presentation will include High Definition photos and videos of songbirds.

Wrestling with learning to identify selected thrushes, wrens, finches, orioles, sparrows, grosbeaks, and mimic thrushes on a February day will hopefully speed up the arrival of spring.  Within this group of soulful songsters are hundreds of songbird repertoires to listen to, learn to love, and use to hone bird identification skills.

Refreshments will be served.

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