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Audubon to sponsor birdwalk Nov. 19

By Staff | Nov 10, 2011

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birdwalk on the C&O Canal near Shepherdstown on Saturday, November 19.

The event is free and open to the public.

Participants should plan to meet at 8:00 a.m. at the large National Park Service parking lot on Canal Road, on the Washington County side of the Shepherdstown bridge, just east of the railroad trestle (not the first, small parking lot at the base of the hill).

The group will then carpool to Antietam Creek and walk back. The walk will consist of about three miles of level walking and will take about 3 hours.

Anytime is a good time to walk the C&O Canal and look for birds. At this time of the year, birds that may be seen include Winter Wrens, Brown Creepers, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Downy, Hairy and Pileated Woodpeckers, as well as waterfowl and raptors.

Loaner binoculars will be available for participants who do not have their own.

For more information, contact contact Sandy Sagalkin at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465.

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a United Way of the Eastern Panhandle partner agency and a member of the Combined Federal Campaign.