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Audubon plans Harpers Ferry bird walk

By Staff | Oct 24, 2014

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to the Virginius Island section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Thursday, Nov. 6.

The walk will begin at 8 a.m. and is free and anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome.

Registration is required and participants will need to sign a waiver of liability because the walk involves crossing some railroad tracks.

To register, go to the Society’s website at www.potomacaudubon.org.

Participants will meet in the parking area on Shenandoah Street just below the intersection with Route 340.

The walk will focus on the riverfront and old canal areas of Virginius Island. Birds likely to be sighted include waterfowl and arriving winter birds.

The trip will be about three miles total. Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along drinking water and sunscreen.

Binoculars will be provided if needed.

The trip may be canceled or postponed if weather conditions are poor.

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