August Bird Walk featuring The Birdist!
Join us this Saturday at 8AM for a walk around the human-made ponds and cattail marshes of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. We hope to see waterfowl, summer songbirds, and year-round residents of the park like Great Blue Herons. This is our last walk with DC Audubon Board Member Nick Lund, aka The Birdist, before he migrates from DC to set up a new nest.
Meet in the parking lot of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens off of Anacostia Ave NE. As always, please be mindful of weather conditions, dress and hydrate appropriately, and use caution when traveling to new or unfamiliar birding locations. Get your ducks in a row and register today!
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Year of the Bird August Action: Discover National Parks
417! That's how many sites across the U.S. the National Park Service manages. D.C. has 14! Collectively called our national park system, these protected places range from important historical and cultural sites to some of the country's most stunning and important habitat. And yet, many people have only visited a handful of these parks, and oftentimes they are the most famous ones: Acadia, Yellowstone, Zion, to name a few. That's why this month our Year of the Bird action
is to get out there and discover your national parks—go explore new ones, or just revisit some of your favorites. Whatever you do, make this month about appreciating the incredible treasure that is our national park system. For inspiration on where to hit first, check out this month's featured post highlighting 10 surprisingly birdy parks, as well as other related stories. And be sure to give yourself plenty of time to comb through Audubon's recent and sprawling climate report
on the future of birds in our national parks. For more stories or to just join the Year of the Bird, visit the official website