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Harpers Ferry Bird Walk set for Feb. 5

January 24, 2014
Shepherdstown Chronicle

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required. To register, go to the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org.

The walk will involve about four miles of level walking along the towpath.

Participants should plan to meet at 8 a.m. outside John Brown's Fort, where Potomac and Shenandoah Streets meet in Harpers Ferry National Park. Parking is available along Potomac Street near the train station. From there, participants will take the footbridge over the Potomac River and walk about two miles northwest along the C&O Canal towpath and back. Species likely to be sighted include raptors, waterfowl, and other winter birds.

Participants should bring water and dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions. The Society will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own.

The walk may be canceled in the event of heavy weather.

For more information, contact trip leader Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346.

 
 

 

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