Current List of NVBC Field Trips (August 2019-November 2019)

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Please Note:

1. All Field Trips are Free and Open to all
2. There is no need to register for local trips

3. Participants on weekend or out of town trips may need prior registration
4. If in doubt about a trip because of weather, call or email the field trip leader.
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8. Beginning birders are welcome on all trips.


Sat Aug 17, 2019
8am X-trip to Bombay Hook, Delaware (Larry Meade, Gerco Hoogeweg)

Sat Aug 24, 2019
7:30am Huntley Meadows (Ken Hunt, Elton Morel)

Sat Aug 31, 2019
8am Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Springs Battlefield (Elton Morel)


Sun Sep 1, 2019Sun Sep 1, 2019
7pm Swift/Nighthawk Watch (Joanna Taylor)

Weather permitting, we will hold the swift watch this Sunday, Sept 1.  The swifts have moved to a different chimney this year, near the old one.  The watch will be near the Walter Reed Community Center in South Arlington near the intersection of 13th Rd S and S Edgewood St.

Directions:  The easiest way to get there is to take Columbia Pike (Rt. 244) and turn onto S. Edgewood St, right if you are heading toward Washington, left if you are heading away from Washington.  Turn right onto !3th Rd S. Look for a small sign for “Arlington Village Office.” If you are coming from the south on Glebe Rd., turn right onto Walter Reed Dr. and then right on 13thRd S.  There is parking at the Walter Reed Center, on Edgewood St and some on 13th.  Please remember that this is a residential area, so we need to be as considerate about our parking and milling around as possible.   Please do not park in reserved parking places.  If you want to Google the location, the nearest street number I could find is 512 13th Rd S.  Remember, it is road not street.

After the swifts have done their thing we will depart in search of nighthawks at the Air Force Memorial which is easily reached by going down Columbia Pike towards Washington.  We may have to carpool because the gate to the parking area is now closed at night.

Wed Sep 4, 2019
8:30am Long Branch (Tom Nardone)

Sat Sep 7, 2019
7:30am Conway-Robinson State Forest (Phil Silas, Elton Morel)

Wed Sep 11, 2019
8:30am Dyke Marsh (Dixie Sommers)

Sat Sep 14, 2019
7:30am Leesylvania SP (Phil Silas, Ken Hunt)

Wed Sep 18, 2019
8:30am Fort CF Smith (Jeremy Beck)

Sat Sep 21, 2019
7:30am Occoquan Bay NWR (Larry Cartwright, Dixie Sommers)

Wed Sep 25, 2019
8:30am Huntley Meadows Hike & Bike Trail (Dixie Sommers)

Sat Sept 28, 2019
7:30am Clifton Institute (Bert Harris, Elton Morel)


Wed Oct 2, 2019
8:30am Long Branch (Tom Nardone)

Sat Oct 5, 2019
8am Aquia Landing (Elton Morel, Phil Silas)

Wed Oct 9, 2019
8:30am Bles Park (Jean Tatalias)

Sat Oct 12, 2019
8am Leopold’s Preserve (Elton Morel, Toby Hardwick)

Wed Oct 16, 2019
8:30am Dyke Marsh (Dixie Sommers)

Sat Oct 19, 2019
8am Bristoe Station Battlefield Park (Toby Hardwick, Larry Meade)

Thu Oct 24, 2019
8:30am Laurel Hill Equestrian Center (Phil Silas)

Fri Oct 25 – Sun Oct 27, 2019
8am Cape May Weekend (Gerco Hoogeweg, Larry Meade)
Membership Required, registration opens Mon, Sept 9, 12 noon

Sat Oct 26, 2019
8am Sky Meadows SP (Elton Morel, David Ledwith)

Wed Oct 30, 2019
8:30am Meadowood Recreation Area (Larry Cartwright)


Sat Nov 2, 2019
8am Silver Lake RP (Toby Hardwick, Larry Meade)

Wed Nov 6, 2019
8:30am Long Branch (Tom Nardone)