The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip in the Snavely Ford section of the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md., on Saturday, April 13. The trip will begin at 8 a.m. and last about three hours. It is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome. No pre-registration will be required.
Snavely Ford is located on Antietam Creek in the southern part of the Battlefield, near the Burnside Bridge.
Trip participants should plan to meet in the Burnside Bridge parking lot.
The trip will involve moderate hiking, mostly on level ground. It will be focused on birds that migrate in early spring, raptors, woodpeckers, swallows, sparrows and other species.
Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring water.
Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.
The trip may be canceled in the event of bad weather.