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2018 Events

 

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley presents: Birdwatching Talk & Walk

Saturday, August 11; 8:30am - 12:00pm; Rain date August 18

Program Co-sponsored with NSVAS - Slide presentation by NSVAS to follow at 10:00am.

Location: - Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St, Winchester VA.

Fee: $15, pre-registration required by calling 540-662-1473 x240, register by August 9. Free for MSV and NSVAS members. Limit of 20 participants.

 

Program: Annual "HAWK WATCH HIKE"

Saturday, September 22

Location: - Parking lot at Snickers Gap at Route 7 & Blue Ridge Mountain Road a little east of the Shenandoah River. This is an official Hawk Association Migration of North America counting site. Bring your binoculars!

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Join us for our annual Hawk Watch beginning in the parking lot. See how many you can spot and check in with the hawk watch counters there.

1:00 pm - Leave parking lot for hike to Bear's Den overlook on the Appalachian Trail. This hike is somewhat strenuous with rocks and inclines and wonderful views at the end. Bring water, binoculars, and camera.

Free and open to the public. Great family event.

 

Program: "FRESH WATER FISHERIES & HABITAT CONSERVATION"

Thursday, October 4 - 7:00 pm

Location: Science Bldg, Room 145, Lord Fairfax Community College; Middletown VA

Event: Carol Heiser with Virginia Game & Inland Fisheries. Program in conjunction with Trout Unlimited & Lord Fairfax Community College STEM/Science, Technology, Engineering & Math club.

Free and open to the public.

 

Program: LATIN AMERICAN HABITAT CONSERVATION & "OUR BIRDS"

Thursday, November 1 - 7:00 pm

Location: Shenandoah University; Henkel Hall; Winchester VA

Event: Wendy Willis with the American Bird Conservancy. Program in conjunction with Shenandoah University Environmental Studies Program.

Free and open to the public.

 

FALL BIRD & WILDLIFE WALKS:

Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve - Winchester, VA

Saturdays: September 22, October 6, 20, November 3; Walks begin at 8:30am

Join seasoned naturalist and current NSVAS President Jim Smith for his nature walks in the Abrams Creek area in the heart of Winchester. Meet at the Children of America's parking lot off of West Jubal Early Drive, approx. 1/2 mile west of Valley Avenue. Park at the west/right side of the lot by the woods. If you arrive late, simply walk the path until you catch up with the group. Allow approx. 2 hours for the walk. Dress for the weather and you may want to bring water, binoculars, and a camera. Walks will be cancelled in inclement weather. For more information contact Jim at 540-303-3983. No fee, no registration required. Great family activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Events

SPRING EVENTS:

Program: "VIRGINIA'S BREEDING BIRDS THIRTY YEARS LATER"

Thursday, March 22 - 7:00 - 8:30pm

Location: - Hester Auditorium of Henkel Hall, Shenandoah University's Main Campus, Winchester VA

Event - A discussion of the Virginia Bird Breeding Atlas program. The BBA program's purpose is to assess the status and breeding distribution of Virginia's breeding birds since the mid-1980s. Presented by Ashley Peele, Phd., the Virginia BBA Project Director. Join us to learn more about this exciting conservation project and see how you can get involved.

Cosponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society and the Environmental Studies Program at Shenandoah University

No Cost: Free and open to the public.

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SPRING BIRD & WILDLIFE WALKS:

Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve - Winchester, VA

Saturdays: March 17, March 31, April 14, and April 28. Walks begin at 8:30am

Join seasoned naturalist and current NSVAS President Jim Smith for his nature walks in the Abrams Creek area in the heart of Winchester. Meet at the Children of America's parking lot off of West Jubal Early Drive, approx. 1/2 mile west of Valley Avenue. Park at the west/right side of the lot by the woods. If you arrive late, simply walk the path until you catch up with the group. Allow approx. 2 hours for the walk. Dress for the weather and you may want to bring water, binoculars, and a camera. Walks will be cancelled in inclement weather. For more information contact Jim at 540-303-3983. No fee, no registration required. Great family activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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