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Claymont birding Nov. 24

By Staff | Nov 18, 2013

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town on Sunday, Nov. 24. The trip will begin at 8 a.m. It will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. No pre-registration is required.

Field trip participants should plan to meet the trip leader on the Claymont entrance road where a wetland meets the access driveway. The entrance is located at 667 Huyett Road; it is marked by a street sign that says “Claymont Mansion.”

The trip will involve about three miles of moderate hiking. It should offer opportunities to see waterfowl and wintering birds, including the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and other woodpeckers, White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows, and Dark-eyed Juncos..

This trip will be conducted rain or shine. Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring drinking water, trail snacks and insect repellent. Those who need binoculars should let the trip leader know ahead of time, as loaner binoculars will be available.

For more info, contact trip leader, Joette Borzik, at 240-440-4221 or pep4223@comcast.net.