2013-06-12 / News

Harpers Ferry bird walk

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry on Wednesday, June 26.

There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to go 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 7 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 songbirds, Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, vultures and waterfowl.

Participants should take water and insect repellent 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 cancelled in the event of severe weather.

For more information contact trip leader Deb Hale at 304-535-2346.

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