Saturday: Bird Walk at Rock Creek Park & Annual Meeting
Join us this Saturday, October 20th at Rock Creek Park. Meet at 8:30 a.m. for our walk, and then stay for bagels and coffee at our annual meeting of members at 10 a.m. October is a prime time to see late fall migrants like Yellow-rumped, Palm, and Blackpoll Warblers and early winter arrivals including White-throated Sparrows, Purple Finches, and kinglets. The bird walk and meeting will take place rain or shine. Register here.
Attention Fledgling Birdwatchers!
Are you interested in learning more about birds and how to identify them? Do you enjoy exploring Washington, DC’s wonderful habitats but aren’t sure what you’re seeing flying through them?
DC Audubon is pleased to announce our third offering of “Introduction to Birdwatching,” a course designed to introduce you to the joys of birdwatching in the nation’s capital. This two-part course will focus on all the topics that are important to beginning birders: equipment, field guides, birding ethics, identification, taxonomy, and the best birding sites in the city. The course includes a classroom session that covers the basics of birding in DC and a field trip that will help you put what you learn into practice. The course will be taught by members of the DC Audubon Society.
Classroom: October 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., National Audubon Society Offices, 1200 18th St NW, Ste 500
Field trip: October 28, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW
Because of the limited number of spots available, please only register if you can attend BOTH sessions.
Click here for more information and to register - space is limited
Your Voice Is Needed: Public Meeting on the Future of Kenilworth Park
Please join us at an open house this Wednesday hosted by the National Park Service to discuss plans for management of Kenilworth Park South (the portion of Kenilworth Park south of the marsh). This area provides habitat for uncommon species like American Woodcock, Eastern Meadowlark, and Grasshopper Sparrow. It will be important for the birding community to be involved to speak up for the needs of these birds and other wildlife. More details below and on the Anacostia Park Facebook page. For a more in-depth look, you can visit the NPS planning page.
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Meet & Greet/Open House: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Brief Presentation from 7 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Educare DC, 640 Anacostia Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20019