October 6, 2016–October 9, 2016

Eastern Shore Birding & Wildlife Festival


Have you witnessed migration? Based in Cape Charles, Virginia, the Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival is the perfect opportunity to experience the peak of fall bird migration and the wonders of wildlife in a coastal environment. Surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula provides a natural funnel effect for migrating hawks, warblers and other songbirds in the Fall.

Festival activities include a keynote presentation by American Bird Conservancy’s E.J. Williams; dozens of guided field trips and boat trips to view birds and other wildlife throughout Virginia’s Eastern Shore; three days of vendors and exhibits; children’s activities; workshops; photography contest; and more! For full details and to register for field trips and workshops, please visit the festival website at

December 3, 2016

Novice Youth Deer Hunt and Workshop


The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will host a Novice Youth Deer Hunt on the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Prince William County. The Novice Youth Deer Hunt is an opportunity for youth, ages 12-18, that have either no or very little deer hunting experience to learn about deer and deer hunting and participate in a deer hunt with a non-hunting adult companion on the NWR. Apply by October 7, 2016. See flyer link for more information and application details.