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English, some Spanish
Over 20 years birding experience, over 10 years birding in DC area. As a resident, I know the hotspots and the best time to visit for target species. I am a member of the DC Rare Bird Alert group, which is active year-round with exciting finds. DC has a variety of habitats to explore, from forest to field, wetland to riparian.
I also photograph birds, so I can share any photos we get that day. Let's go!
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, National Arboretum, Rock Creek Park, Theodore Roosevelt Island
parks, wetlands, forests, riverside, ponds
Bald Eagle, Wood Duck, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Cliff Swallow, Field Sparrow, Prothonotary Warbler, Indigo Bunting
migrating and resident warblers, raptors, waterfowl, woodpeckers, and more
I bird the Northern Virginia area, not the Washington DC area. For language, I use English, however, I understand some Spanish (high school about 40+ years ago) and German ( only a little from about 25+ years ago). So really only English. I prefer birding on weekdays Tuesday thru Thursday, however, based on schedule I could do other days. If I am unavailable, I can give directions to local spots.
Washington DC metro area
English, some Spanish
I'm about 15 minutes from the National Arboretum and close to several parks and wildlife refuges. Great areas for spring migration (late April- early May: warblers, orioles, tanagers, hawks, etc) and for waterfowl in the winters.
English, some French, Spanish
The DC Metro area is a wonderful place to bird! I also bird many areas in Maryland and especially in Virginia (where I grew up). I am becoming familiar with many birding location within DC for all of those who do not have much time.
I am an Urban Biologist, biologist, hunter, fisherman, birder and retired from the Federal Department of the Interior.
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