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Join bird walk at Claymont

By Staff | Dec 5, 2014

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk at the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town, WV on Saturday, Dec. 20. The walk will begin at 8 a.m. It is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required. Easy registration is available on the Society’s website at www.potomacaudubon.org.

Walk participants should plan to meet trip leader Joette Borzik 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 walk will involve about two miles of moderate hiking. It should offer opportunities to see various winter birds, including sparrows; Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and other woodpeckers; waterfowl; and wild turkeys.

Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring drinking water and trail snacks. Binoculars will be available for those who need them. The trip may be canceled in the event of heavy weather.

For more information, go to the PVAS website or contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.