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Bird walk planned April 24

By Staff | Apr 19, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to the Murphy’s Farm section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday April 24. The trip will begin at 7:30 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.

Participants should plan to meet at7:30 a.m. at the Park’s main Visitor Center off Route 340. Please note that the Park Service will charge a fee of $6 per vehicle to enter the park without an annual park passes or a NPS Golden Eagle pass.

This trip will involve about two miles of moderate hiking, mostly through fields. It will be focused on birds that migrate in early spring, including warblers; raptors, woodpeckers 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.

For more information go to the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org or contact trip leader Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346.