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Audubon program to focus on bird songs

By Staff | Apr 17, 2017

KEARNEYSVILLE – The Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s monthly program for April will feature a presentation entitled “A Celebration of Birdsong.”

The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 at the at the Hospice of the Panhandle facility in Kearneysville.

Admission will be free and everyone is welcome to attend.

The speaker will be Wil Hershberger, of Hedgesville, one of the area’s leading naturalists. He will use his own photographs and sound recordings, as well as videography by Lang Elliot, to follow the songs and sounds of birds from winter into early summer. He will focus on a few species to demonstrate the uniqueness of birdsong, what it tells other birds about the singer, and the fine details of different species’ vocal performances.

Hershberger has been photographing and recording the natural world for more than two decadesand his work has been published in many magazines, calendars, and books. He is coauthor of “The Songs of Insects,” a book and audio CD published by Houghton-Mifflin Company.

His recordings of birds, frogs and insects are archived at the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

His website can be found at

The Hospice facility’s address is 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville. The Audubon events will be held in the main meeting room of the facility’s Main Office building.

There is plenty of parking at the facility.

For more information, visit potomacaudubon.org, or contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org.