Date: 9/22/19 10:30 am From: Larry Meade via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Audubon Society of Northern Virginia classes
Here are a couple of great opportunities to learn about birds from ASNV.
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Fall is just around the corner and it's time to sign up for our exciting classes and workshops! ASNV's classes offer people of all skill levels the opportunity to learn more about the natural world and be informed, active stewards for its care and protection.
To register, follow the link after each class description. If you need more information contact ASNV at 703-438-6008 or at <info...>
If you need to cancel, please do so at least 48 hours before the class to receive a refund.
For Master Naturalists: All workshops have been approved for Continuing Education hours.
Raptors of the East Coast
Classroom: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Wildlife Federation 11100 Wildlife Center Drive Reston, VA, 20190
Field Trip: Saturday, September 28, 2019, beginning at 9:30 AM Waggoner’s Gap (At top of Kittatinny Ridge, near Carlisle, PA)
Fee: $50 members, $60 non-members
Join us on Thursday, September 26 for Stacia Novy’s presentation on birds-of-prey. Stacia will discuss flight characteristics, identification and migration patterns, focusing on raptor species of the East Coast region. The presentation will be followed by a field trip to Waggoner’s Gap, PA on Saturday, September 28 for a day of hawk watching. We’ll apply knowledge learned in the workshop by observing kettles of Broad-winged Hawks, falcons, and other migrant raptors making their way south for the winter.
Ornithology: the Fundamentals of Avian Biology and Study of Birds
Classroom: Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00PM; October 3, 10, 17; December 5, 12, 19 Field Trips: October 12; December 14 (location TBD)
National Wildlife Federation 11100 Wildlife Center Drive Reston, VA 20190
ASNV is pleased to present this in-depth ornithology course, designed for all skill levels. Experienced birders and novices will improve their understanding of birds and birding skills through classroom sessions and field trips.
Fundamentals of Avian Biology: Fall Session, will feature close scrutiny of the modern theory and field methods used to interpret the life of birds. Dr. Chris Haney will cover topics that encompass basic avian biology, life histories, evolution, behavior, ecology, geography, migration, and human socio-cultural relationships. Whenever appropriate, contrasting perspectives will be offered, including some controversial views, and distinctions made between different historical approaches of professional ornithology and birding. Classroom presentations will include PowerPoint slides, auditory or video supplements, and some participatory exercises.