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Antietam birding set for June 11

By Staff | May 30, 2014

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip in the Snavely’s Ford section of the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md., on Wednesday, June 11

The trip is being co-sponsored by the Washington County Bird Club and will begin at 7:30 a.m. and last about three hours. It will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required. To register, go to the Society’s website at www.potomacaudubon.org.

Snavely Ford is located on Antietam Creek in the southern part of the Battlefield, near the Burnside Bridge. Trip participants should plan to meet at the Bridge.

The trip will involve moderate hiking, mostly on level ground. It will be focused on birds that migrate in early spring, raptors, woodpeckers, swallows, sparrows, and other species.

Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

The trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather.

For more information go to the PVAS website or contact Sandy Sagalkin, at 240-291-6465 or monsansagalkin@myactv.net.