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Bird Walk set for Feb. 6

January 25, 2013
Shepherdstown Chronicle

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry on Wednesday, Feb. 6. There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome.

The walk will involve about four miles of level walking along the towpath.

Participants should plan to meet at 8 a.m. outside John Brown's Fort, where Potomac and Shenandoah Streets meet in Harpers Ferry National Park. Parking is available along Potomac Street near the train station.

From there, participants will take the footbridge over the Potomac River and walk about two miles northwest along the C&O Canal towpath and back. Species likely to be sighted include Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, vultures, migrating waterfowl and other winter birds.

Participants should bring water and dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions. The Society will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own.

The walk may be canceled in the event of steady rain or snow or snow on the ground.

For more information, or to check on possible weather cancellation, contact trip leader Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346.

 
 

 

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