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Taking Flight - Migratory Birds and Their Journey
Learn all about the mysteries and magic of bird migration at the September 12 Friends of Dyke Marsh meeting, when the fall bird migration season is in full swing. Presentation is co-sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia.
Alicia Frances King, Communications Coordinator for the Migratory Bird Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will explore topics like why and when birds migrate, why some birds migrate at night and others during the day, how birds navigate and how to identify stopover points. She will also examine the many conservation issues birds face and discuss the four major North American Flyways.
The presentation will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Huntley Meadows Park Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria, VA 22306 (about five miles south of the Beltway, just off U.S. 1). 703-768-2525 [publishable contact number]. Free to all. Directions: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/
Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is a 485-acre tidal freshwater marsh on the Potomac River one mile south of Old Town Alexandria, administered by the National Park Service and part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The Friends of Dyke Marsh is a 35-year old conservation advocacy organization. Visit Friends of Dyke Marsh website: www.fodm.org
More About Huntley Meadows Park
Huntley Meadows Park incorporates 1,425 acres of forestry and wetlands. The site is a popular place for bird watchers and families.
Visitors can stroll along the park's half mile long boardwalk. There is also a vistor's center, where there are brochures, periodic exhibits and restrooms.
Supporting the park is the group Friends of Huntley Meadows Park, with more than 400 members.