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Birding trip set Mar. 5

By Staff | Feb 28, 2014

Join local birding expert Deb Hale for a birding trip along the Virginius Island and Shenandoah Wetlands areas of Harpers Ferry on Wednesday, Mar. 5.

Participants should meet at 8:00 a.m. in the parking area on Shenandoah Street just below the intersection with Route 340. The walk will be free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome.

However, pre-registration is required and participants must sign a waiver of liability prior to heading out on the walk. To pre-register, go to the PVAS website at www.potomacaudubon.org. For more information, please contact Ms. Hale at debhale72@gmail.com.

The walk will focus on the riverfront and old canal areas of Virginius Island. Species likely to be sighted include raptors, waterfowl, and other winter birds.

The walk will be about 3 miles total and participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for prevailing weather conditions, and bring along drinking water.

Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

The trip may be canceled due to poor weather conditions.