Get ready for migration with these birdy events!
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Worm-eating Warbler. Photo: Flickr/Bettina Arrigoni
Our First Walk of Spring Migration

Celebrate the wonder and delights of bird migration with us in Rock Creek Park, one of DC’s most important migratory stopover habitats. Rock Creek Park is also one of DC's premiere spots for viewing warblers and other songbirds en route to their breeding grounds.  We'll be there Saturday, April 20th, from 8-10AM.  We realize this conflicts with many holidays that weekend, but we'll have lots more migration walks coming!

As always, please be mindful of weather conditions, dress and hydrate appropriately, and use caution when traveling to new or unfamiliar birding locations. Tickets are available starting April 6th here.

Even MORE DC Bird Events

Anacostia River Festival
Join us at the Anacostia River Festival from 1-5 on Sunday April 14th!  The festival is in Anacostia Park, (near the Anacostia Metro Station and south of the 11th Street Bridge) and extends into the Anacostia neighborhood.  It will be a great day in the park with canoeing, a bike parade, live music, lawn games, the inaugural DC Audubon presence, and much, much more.  Are you available to talk to people at our booth or assist with a bird walk?  Contact Andres Anchondo ( or Katie Hodge (  See you there!

It's a Bird Book Party!

DC Audubon is co-sponsoring a book party celebrating the publication of Smithsonian Ornithologist Bruce Beehler’s new book, “Birds of Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.”  It will be held Sunday, April 14 at the home of Sharon Forsyth--3233 Aberfoyle Place, NW. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Learn more with this flyer.

Update on Georgetown University Solar Project

DC Audubon isn't the only ones with our feathers ruffled over a new solar project that would destroy precious forest areas.  The solar project, proposed by Georgetown University, would be built in Charles County, MD and calls for the removal of a large tract of ecologically high-value forest and will have a number of adverse environmental impacts including more fragmentation of the Nanjemoy Important Bird Area and pollution of local streams. You may recall we joined other conservation groups and local residents in urging Georgetown to find another location, and have requested that a public hearing on the issue be held in DC. Our comment letter to officials at Georgetown and Maryland’s Department of the Environment can be found on our website:  The story made the Washington Post, with so many residents opposed to the project that a second hearing was scheduled.  Read more here

New DC Audubon Society Instagram is Live!

There’s a new beak on Instagram’s block! We are excited to announce that, as of last week, there is a new place to connect with fellow DC Audubon members and the birding community on social media. Follow our Instagram account @dcaudubonsociety for HQ photos, D.C. bird facts, event updates, D.C. birding tips, and the occasional avian pun. If you don’t have an Instagram account, not to worry. This new account is supplemental to our current website, Facebook page, and e-mail updates, which will continue to be updated regularly.

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