Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lynhaven River April Cleanup

Lynnhaven River April Cleanup
Saturday, April 12, 9- Noon

1045 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA

The next Lynnhaven River Now (LRNow) river cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 12th.  This will be the organization's first water based cleanup of the season.

Particpants will meet at the Green Lodge Moose Run at 1045 Lynnhaven Parkway.  Kayaks and canoes will launch behind the building and paddlers will clean up trash along the nearby tributaries.  Call 757-962-5398 or email Dana@LRNow.org for more information or to sign up.

Access to a canoe or kayak is required. There may be extra seats, or openings for a couple of people to do a land-based cleanup. Cleanups are held the second Saturday of each month throughout the year. LRNow encourages businesses to help by sponsoring Lynnhaven River cleanups.

source: LRNow

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

2014 Virginia Birding Festivals

The following list includes several birding (birdwatching) festivals that will be held in Virginia during the 2014 season.

Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival
Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, VA
April 24-26, 2014

The Great Dismal Swamp birding festival falls during the height of the spring neotropical songbird migration. Among the species that appear this time of year are the Swainson’s warbler and the Wayne’s warbler, two of North America’s most secretive birds.

The festival is part of International Migratory Bird Day, which highlights journeys of migratory birds between their breeding grounds in North America and their wintering grounds in Mexico, Central and South America.

International Migratory Bird Day Celebration
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA, and elsewhere
May 10, 2014

The 20th annual International Migratory Bird Day celebration at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge features workshops, bird walks and guided lighthouse tours. The event is one of many planned to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day.

Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival
Cape Charles, VA
October 10-12, 2014
The Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife festival features field trips to the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge.

Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend
November 27 - 30, 2014

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will offer special events and programs to mark the fall migration of waterfowl to the refuge.

source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service