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Bird walk set for March 7

By Staff | Mar 2, 2012

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’s Murphy Farm on Wednesday, Mar. 7. The event is free and no pre-registration is required. Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

Participants will meet at 8 a.m. in the Murphy Farm parking lot. The walk will involve about two miles of moderate hiking, mostly through fields. Species likely to be sighted include Bald Eagles, Red-tailed or Red-Shouldered Hawks, vultures, Common Ravens, woodpeckers, Cedar Waxwings and Eastern Meadowlarks.

Everyone should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along water. The trip may be canceled in the event of snow or steady rain. Various trip details could also change depending on weather or recent bird sightings.

For more information, or to check on trip cancellation in the event of bad weather, contact trip leader Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-1528 or 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.