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Birding trip to Stauffer’s Marsh

By Staff | Nov 18, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to the Stauffer’s Marsh Nature Preserve in Berkeley County on Saturday, Nov. 16. The event is free and no pre-registration is required. Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills.

Participants will meet in the parking area at the north end of the Preserve at 7:30 a.m.

The Preserve is located in Back Creek Valley, one-half mile south of Shanghai, on the east side of Back Creek Valley Road (County Route 7).

The preserve is only 46 acres in size, so the distances to be walked are not great. However, the terrain will include wet meadows and marshlands, as well as dry areas, so waterproof footwear is strongly recommended.

Possible species to be sighted include raptors and waterfowl.

Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring water. Because ticks can be a problem at the Preserve, bug spray is recommended even at this time of year.

Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

For more information contact trip leader Jim Farley at jamesfarley@frontiernet.net or 540-686-2056.