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2020 Events


Bluebird Trail Technician Training Workshop for New Volunteers

Wednesday, March 4, 6:30pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Blandy Experimental Farm Library

Mandatory Meeting & Training Workshop

for new and veteran technicians

Saturday, March 7, 9:00am - 12:00 noon

Location: Blandy Experimental Farm Library

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS. Register by February 9 by contacting Kaycee Lichliter, Blandy Trail Manager, at kayceelichliter@hotmail.com.



Saturday, March 14, 9:00 am

Presented by NSVAS & Shenandoah University

Location: Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring, Bluemont VA. Meet in parking lot. Route 7 @ Shenandoah River, 1400 Parker Lane.

Event: Begin with a short easy hike to the nearby Heron Rookery to identify birds, possibly seeing Herons and Eagles. Photography tips and techniques will be provided. Additional cameras available if you don’t have one. Meet at the lodge after the hike if desired; bring a snack, lunch, and drink.

Free and open to the public. Great family event.



Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve - Winchester, VA

Saturdays: March 28, April 11, April 25, and May 9; 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.



Program: "For the Love of Birds: Observing, Identifying, & Photographing Winter Birds"

Saturday, February 15, 10:30am - 12:00 noon

Presented by NSVAS & Friends of Samuels Public Library

Location: Samuels Public Library, 330 Criser Rd, Front Royal VA; White Meeting Room

Event: Join us with wildlife photographer Sharon Fisher and learn how to identify birds that commonly winter in the Shenandoah Valley, ideas how to attract birds to your backyard, birding hot spots, and tips for photographing.

AFTERNOON PROGRAM 1:00pm - 3:00pm - "Crafts Program for Welcoming Birds to Your Backyard"

Preregistration is required; Call 540-635-3153 to register for these events.


Bowman Library Great Backyard Bird Count

February 14-18; Friday - Tuesday

871 Tasker Road, Stephens City VA

Contact 540-869-9000 for additional information