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Join June 4 Harpers Ferry bird walk

May 23, 2014
Shepherdstown Chronicle

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to the Virginius Island section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, June 4.

The walk will begin at 7 a.m. It will be free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome.

Registration is required and participants will need to sign a waiver of liability because the walk involves crossing some railroad tracks.

To register, go to the Society's website at

Participants will meet in the parking area on Shenandoah Street just below the intersection with Route 340.

The walk will focus on the riverfront and old canal areas of Virginius Island. Birds likely to be sighted include orioles, several warbler species, various types of vireos and fly catchers, herons, ducks and raptors.

The trip will be about 3 miles total. Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen.

Binoculars will be provided if needed.

The trip may be canceled or postponed if weather conditions are poor.

For more information go to the PVAS website or contact Deb Hale at or 304-535-2346.



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