Join June 1 Harpers Ferry bird walk
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to the Virginius Island section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 a.m. It will be free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, 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 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 Orchard and Baltimore Orioles, vireos, flycatchers, locally-breeding warblers, herons, raptors and waterfowl. The trip will be about three miles total. Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along insect repellant and drinking water. 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.