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Berkelely Springs is for the birds during 2013 Fall Birding Festival

Berkeley Springs “tweeting” the old-fashioned way

Berkeley Springs will be “tweeting” the old-fashioned way when the Sixth Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival comes to town the weekend of September 20-22. Timed to coincide with the annual fall bird migration, the event is held in and around Berkeley Springs. This event grows larger each year and has become a “must-do” destination for both serious and amateur birders.

The festival events include Friday and Saturday evening programs at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs, a variety of bird walks and fascinating workshops during the day Saturday, and a delightful small group bird walk Sunday morning.


Wil Hershberger, nationally-recognized nature photographer and natural sound recordist.Wil Hershberger, nationally-recognized nature photographer and natural sound recordist.This year's featured Friday evening speaker will be noted West Virginia naturalist, nature photographer and natural sound recordist Wil Hershberger presenting "A Celebration Of Bird Song."

Virginia raptor expert Liam McGranaghan.Virginia raptor expert Liam McGranaghan.

 







Marcy Heacker, Smithsonian Institution forensic ornithologist.Marcy Heacker, Smithsonian Institution forensic ornithologist.Other speakers will be Virginia raptor expert Liam McGranaghan; Smithsonian Institution forensic ornithologist Marcy Heacker; and Desiree Narango, a research associate at the Smithsonian's Migratory Bird Center. A detailed schedule including times is available on the Crossroads Weekend Calendar

                                                                          

Desiree Narango, a research associate at the Smithsonian's Migratory Bird Center.Desiree Narango, a research associate at the Smithsonian's Migratory Bird Center.

                                                                        

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is the lead festival sponsor. 

Most of the festival's events are free and open to all. No pre-registration is required. A single $10 ticket gains admission to both the evening programs. Advance tickets are available at the Nature Niche store. Tickets will also be available starting at the Friday evening program. For more information, see the Potomac Valley Audubon website at www.potomacaudubon.org or contact the Nature Niche store at 168 North Washington Street in Berkeley Springs (304-258-0992 or natureniche@earthlink.net).

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