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Bird walk planned in Harpers Ferry

November 30, 2012
Shepherdstown Chronicle

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk at Harpers Ferry on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. in the parking area on Shenandoah Street just below the intersection with Route 340.

The walk will be free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. No pre-registration is required. Children will be welcome.

The walk will focus on the riverfront, wetlands, and old canal areas of Virginius Island. Likely species to be sighted include herons, ducks, woodpeckers, kinglets, wrens, Yellow-rumped Warblers, sparrows and perhaps raptors.

About three miles of level walking will be involved. A portion of the walk will be along a railroad track. Consequently, our safety protocol requires pre-registration for this trip. To pre-register, contact Deb Hale at 304-535-2346 or

Participants should wear sturdy footwear and dress appropriately for prevailing weather conditions.

Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

The trip may be canceled in the event bad weather. Various trip details could also change depending on weather or recent bird sightings.

Fuller details can be found on the Society's website at



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