Bird Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Kiwanis City Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown MD

    What: Bird Walk

    Where: Kiwanis Park, 371 Dynasty Drive, Hagerstown (enter the parking lot from Imperial Drive)

    When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Time: 8:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Register Here: http://www.hagerstownmd.org/birdwalks

    The Potomac Valley Audubon is cosponsoring, along with the City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Bird Club, a bird walk on Wednesday, June 28.

    Local birding expert, Sandy Sagalkin, is leading the bird walk. Meet Mr. Sagalkin at Hagerstown's Kiwanis Park at 8:00. 

    The walk is free, however pre-registration is strongly encouraged. If you have questions, contact Sandy at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465.

    The trip will focus on a variety of birds, will last about 2 hours and will cover easy terrain. This is a perfect trip for beginner birders and will include working on birding skills,  however all level birders are welcome.  

    The trip will only be cancelled if there is a steady rain. Please wear appropriate footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water.
    • Thursday, June 29, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    What: Summer Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    When: Thursday, June 29 2017

    Time: 7:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Beth Poole

    Join local bird expert, Beth Poole, on a summer bird walk at Cool Spring Preserve.

    The trails at Cool Spring preserve have a lot to offer! From well maintained foot paths to gorgeous views, the preserve's 12 acres is home to much wildlife. 

    Enjoy walking trails through woods, meadow and beside a stream while finding local birds and perhaps a surprise or two.  Trails can be slick if there has been rain so wear appropriate footwear. 

    Please meet by 7:30 in the front parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve, the walk will last a couple of hours. 

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills.

    Children ages 12 and up will be welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather.

    For questions regarding this bird walk, contact at Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026

    • Saturday, July 01, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Lost Creek Shoe Shop, 643 Oakland Rd, Mifflintown, PA 17059

    What: Field Trip to Lost Creek Shoe Shop

    Why: To Shop ( and learn about) for Birding Binoculars and Scopes

    Where: 

    Meet at the Martins' Grocery Store in Martinsburg 

    Destination is Lost Creek Shoe Shop, 643 Oakland Rd, Mifflintown, PA 17059

    When: Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Time: Meet at Martin's to carpool/caravan at 9 AM

    PVAS Trip Leader: Lynne Wiseman

    Join Lynne Wiseman, Birding 101 course leader, on a field trip to Lost Creek Shoe Shop!

    Come along and learn about birding binoculars and scopes from the experts. 

    Registration is not required, however is recommended to help with planning and logistics.  

    The Lost Creek Shoe Shop is about 2 1/2 hrs. ride but for those thinking of getting new binoculars or a scope it might be worth the trip or maybe just to see the place for when they are ready.  

    Meet at the Martin's Grocery Store in Martinsburg (901 Foxcroft Ave) in the parking lot closest to Foxcroft Ave near the gas station. The group will depart the parking lot about 9 am and stop for lunch before returning home.  

    Please contact Lynne Wiseman at lewiseman@aol.com or 304-676-2725 with any questions you may have. 

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    • Saturday, July 01, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 95 Terrace View, Charles Town, WV.

    What: Visit to Purple Martin Colony 

    Where: Chip Hussion's Purple Martin Colony (direction details provided below)

    When: Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Time: 9:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Chip Hussion 

    Join Mr. Hussion's active and successful Purple Martin Colony. There will be eggs and young martin's fluttering around the colony. 

    Please feel free to stop by anytime between 9-11 a.m on Saturday, July 1.
     
    Mr. Hussion has 26 nesting cavities for the martins on 3 separate poles as well as several other nesting cavities which usually house a handful of tree swallow pairs, a couple blue bird pairs and some wrens.

    Come with your questions - Chip Hussion will be on hand providing answers and stories.

    This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome regardless of their birding skills, however registration is strongly encouraged.

    Participants should meet at Mr. Hussion's house. His address is 95 Terrace View, Charles Town. For GPS users that this doesn't appear for, try 103 Eastland Terrace. He is located in the Eastland Subdivision off Old Cave Rd which runs east off Rt 340 about 1 mile north of Washington High School. Please note that Terrace View is the 3rd Eastland street and is to the right off Old Cave Rd (up a hill) when coming from 340.

    Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring along drinking water. 

    Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.  

    For more information, please feel free to contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 or for questions regarding directions, please call Chip Hussion at 304-400-7708.

    • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in Loudoun County
    What: Bird Walk

    Where: Blue Ridge Center in Loudoun County

    When: Wednesday, July 12th 2017

    Time: 7:00 AM (meet in parking lot)

    Cost: free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Join birding expert Deb Hale for a summer bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in nearby Loudoun Co., VA on Wednesday, July 12th.

    The Center is located at 11661 Harpers Ferry Road (VA Route 671), a couple of miles south of Route 340 and just opposite the Neersville Fire Department. Look for a small sign with the Blue Ridge logo.
    The website for the Blue Ridge Center is blueridgecenter.org

    Participants will meet at 7:00 a.m. in the Center's parking lot. This trip will cover about three miles and last about three hours. It should offer opportunities to see a good variety of birds, including warblers, vireos, flycatchers, tanagers, gnatcatchers and raptors.

    There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. 

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

    Participants should bring 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.

    For more information contact trip leader Deb Hale at
    debhale72@gmail.com or 
    304-535-1528.
    • Saturday, July 15, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    What: Summer Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    When: Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Time: 7:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Lynne Wiseman

    Join PVAS trip leader, Lynne Wiseman for a summer birding trip at Cool Spring Preserve on Saturday, July 15th.

    The trails at Cool Spring preserve have a lot to offer! From well maintained foot paths to gorgeous views, the preserve's 12 acres is home to much wildlife. 

    Enjoy walking trails through woods, meadow and beside a stream while finding local birds and perhaps a surprise or two.  Trails can be slick if there has been rain so wear appropriate footwear. 

    Please meet by 7:30 AM in the front parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve, the walk will last a couple of hours. 

    Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills.

    If  you have questions or would like more information, contact trip leader Lynne Wiseman at 304-676-2725 

    Children ages 12 and up will be welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water. Bug spray and sunscreen is also recommended. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather.

    • Sunday, July 23, 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD

    What: Mid-Summer Bird Walk 

    Where: Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefield

    When: Saturday, July 23, 2017

    Time: 7:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Join Sandy Sagalkin for a summer bird walk at the Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm at Antietam National Battlefield. 

    The walk will take place on Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 a.m. and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours.

    Participants should meet at Burnside Bridge parking area on the Antietam National Battlefield. 

    To get to the Burnside Bridge parking area, from Sharpsburg, head northeast towards Boonsboro.  Take the first right turn after leaving Sharpsburg onto Rodman, which takes you into the battlefield.  Turn left at the “T” and follow the road up the hill to the parking area.

    This trip is open to anyone regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged.

    The Final Attack Trail is located where the Union Army made its final advance to drive the Confederate Army from Maryland, only to be turned back by A.P. Hill's final Confederate counterattack. 

    It is also the location of Antietam National Battlefield's extensive work in the restoration and preservation of native grasslands in the Otto Farm Fields in the southwest corner of the battlefield. Sandy Sagalkin, working with Battlefield staff, has assisted the Battlefield in surveying the grassland birds in the area during the spring and summer of 2014. So far, they have counted 86 species that have used the area as a stopover or residence, including Blue Grosbeaks, Yellow-breasted Chats, Common Yellowthroats, Willow Flycatchers, Prairie Warblers and Grasshopper Sparrows.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water. 

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain. Persons registering on the website will be notified by email by 9 p.m. of the previous day in the event of cancellation.  

    Please contact Sandy Sagalkin at sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.


    • Saturday, July 29, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV
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    What: Children & Family Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Road, Charles Town, WV

    When: Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Time: 7:30 AM

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Carol Winckler

    Join PVAS trip leader, Carol Winckler for a family friendly birding trip at Cool Spring Preserve on Saturday, July 29th.

    Cool Spring Preserve is the prefect place for children and families to enjoy and learn about birding in a safe and beautiful environment. The trails at Cool Spring have a lot to offer! From well maintained foot paths to gorgeous views, the preserve's 12 acres is home to much wildlife. 

    Carol is gearing her walk towards teaching children how to use binoculars, how to listen for bird calls and spot birds in tress and on the fly. Families can enjoy walking trails through woods, meadow and beside a stream while finding local birds and perhaps a surprise or two.  Trails can be slick if there has been rain so wear appropriate footwear. 

    Please meet by 7:30 AM in the front parking lot of Cool Spring Preserve, the walk will last a couple of hours. 

    We welcome any child and family with an interest, regardless of their birding skills.

    This walk is limited to 20 participants and registration is required

    If  you have questions or would like more information, contact trip leader Carol Winckler at cjwinck@frontiernet.net or 240-888-3243.

    This walk is geared towards children and families, however please make sure all children are accompanied by an adult.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water. Bug spray and sunscreen is also recommended. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather.

    • Saturday, July 29, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD
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    What: Third Annual Butterfly Count

    Where: Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield

    When: Saturday, July 29, 2017

    Time: 10 AM - 1 PM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leaders: Dave Kaplan, Chris Tawney & Sandy Sagalkin

    JOIN THE THIRD ANNUAL BUTTERFLY         COUNT AT ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD             on July 29

    The Monarch Alliance, a program of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, will sponsor the third Annual Butterfly Count along the Final Attack Trail on the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD on Saturday, July 29.

    The count is being cosponsored by the Washington County Bird Club.

    This event is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of his or her butterfly expertise. This will be a perfect family activity, and children, accompanied by adults, are encouraged to attend.

    Registration is required and limited to 20. 

    As butterflies do not fly in the rain and heavy overcast can keep them down, participants should check the PVAS website for postponements if bad weather is forecast.  If the count is postponed, a notice will be placed on the website by 9 p.m. on the day before the count.

    If the count is postponed, we will try to reschedule.

    The Final Attack Trail is in the area where the Union Army made its final advance to drive the Confederate Army from Maryland on September 17, 1862, only to be turned back by A.P. Hill’s final Confederate counterattack.

    It is also the site of an extensive effort by the Antietam National Battlefield to restore and preserve native grasslands on the Otto Farm fields in the Battlefield's southwest corner.  The park has recently been the recipient of a pollinator grant from the National Park Service, which will be used to add native wildflowers to the existing stands of native warm season grasses at the farm.

    The butterfly count, along with data on birdlife and other wildlife, will be used in documenting the value of the project at the Otto Farm.  PVAS has been active in supporting the project and assisting park personnel in monitoring bird life in the area for the last two years.

    Participants should plan to meet count leaders at the Burnside Bridge at 10 a.m. Sandy Sagalkin will be the co-leader and will help identify bird life during the count. 

    To get to the Burnside Bridge parking area from Sharpsburg, head northeast towards Boonsboro. Take the first right turn after leaving Sharpsburg onto Rodman Avenue, which takes you into the battlefield. Turn left at the “T” and follow the road up the hill to the parking area.

    The count will last about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, and cover mostly level terrain. The trail is about 2 miles in length.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water, a broad-brimmed hat, and insect repellent. PVAS has a limited supply of loaner binoculars for those who do not have their own.

    For more information, contact Mr. Dave Kaplan at or janandavek@verizon.net or Mr. Sagalkin at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465.


    • Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of Harpers Ferry National Park

    What: Bird Walk at South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield

    Where: South Schoolhouse Ridge, Harpers Ferry National Park

    When: Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

    Time: 7 - 10 AM

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Deb Hale is leading a late summer bird walk in the South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of the Harpers Ferry National Park.

    The walk will last two to three hours and involve about 3 miles of walking through woods and fields, with some hilly terrain.

    Meet at 7:00 a.m. the South Schoolhouse Ridge parking area. From Route 340 west of Harpers Ferry, turn south onto Millville Road (County Route 27) where the outdoor flea market used to be; proceed .6 miles to parking area. If the gate is closed, pull off and park along the road.

    Please dress for the weather and bring along drinking water, sunscreen and insect repellant. 

    This event is open to the public and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend, however pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

    Loaner binoculars will be available. 

    For more info, contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or  304-535-1528

    Bird walk in the South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of the Harpers Ferry National Park. Will last two to three hours and involve about 3 miles of walking through woods and fields, with some hilly terrain. Likely species include winter visitors and year-round birds like woodpeckers and raptors. Meet at 8:00 a.m. the South Schoolhouse Ridge parking area. From Route 340 west of Harpers Ferry, turn south onto Millville Road (County Route 27) at the outdoor flea market; proceed 2 miles to parking area. If the gate is closed, pull off and park along the road. Loaner binoculars will be available. For more info, contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346. 

    What: Bird Walk at South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield

    Where: South Schoolhouse Ridge, Harpers Ferry National Park

    When: Wednesday, March 25th 2015

    Time: 8:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Please join Deb Hale as she leads a bird walk in the South Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield section of the Harpers Ferry National Park.

    The walk will last two to three hours and involve about 3 miles of walking through woods and fields, with some hilly terrain.

    Likely species include winter visitors and year-round birds like woodpeckers and raptors.

    Meet at 8:00 a.m. the South Schoolhouse Ridge parking area. From Route 340 west of Harpers Ferry, turn south onto Millville Road (County Route 27) at the outdoor flea market; proceed 2 miles to parking area. If the gate is closed, pull off and park along the road.

    Please dress for the weather and bring along drinking water.

    This event is open to the public and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend.

    Loaner binoculars will be available. For more info, contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346. 

    • Saturday, August 19, 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD

    What: Bird Walk 

    Where: Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefield

    When: Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 7:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Join Sandy Sagalkin for a summer bird walk at the Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm at Antietam National Battlefield. 

    The walk will take place on Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 a.m. and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours.

    Participants should meet at Burnside Bridge parking area on the Antietam National Battlefield. 

    To get to the Burnside Bridge parking area, from Sharpsburg, head northeast towards Boonsboro.  Take the first right turn after leaving Sharpsburg onto Rodman, which takes you into the battlefield.  Turn left at the “T” and follow the road up the hill to the parking area.

    This trip is open to anyone regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged.

    The Final Attack Trail is located where the Union Army made its final advance to drive the Confederate Army from Maryland, only to be turned back by A.P. Hill's final Confederate counterattack. 

    It is also the location of Antietam National Battlefield's extensive work in the restoration and preservation of native grasslands in the Otto Farm Fields in the southwest corner of the battlefield. Sandy Sagalkin, working with Battlefield staff, has assisted the Battlefield in surveying the grassland birds in the area during the spring and summer of 2014. So far, they have counted 86 species that have used the area as a stopover or residence, including Blue Grosbeaks, Yellow-breasted Chats, Common Yellowthroats, Willow Flycatchers, Prairie Warblers and Grasshopper Sparrows.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water. 

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain. Persons registering on the website will be notified by email by 9 p.m. of the previous day in the event of cancellation.  

    Please contact Sandy Sagalkin at sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.


    • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, WV
    What: Hawk Watch 

    Where: Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park  

    When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    PVAS bird expert, Deb Hale, is leading a Hawk Watching trip in the Bolivar Heights section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, September 20.

    The trip will begin at 9:00 AM and last two to three hours. 

    The event is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children will be welcome. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

    Participants will meet at the Bolivar Heights parking area. 

    Directions: from the Route 340 traffic light at the entrance to the National Park, turn north onto Washington Street and follow it for about 1/4 mile, then turn north again (left) onto Whitman Avenue; the parking area is at the top of the hill.

    The Hawk Watch will take place in one area near the parking lot, watching for and counting the hawks from that general spot. The group will mostly be stationary, watching for the migration of raptors overhead, starting around mid-morning, the majority primarily being Broad-winged hawks, but also including Red-shouldered, Red-tailed, Cooper's and Sharp-shinned hawks, Osprey, Bald Eagles and Common Ravens, too.

    Those who are not able to attend some of our longer birding hikes may enjoy this opportunity to participate in this watch as it does not require much walking.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water and insect repellent.

    For more information, please contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-1528.
    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island

    What: Bird Walk

    Where: Hapers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island

    When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Time: 8:00 - 11:00 AM

    Cost: Free

    Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Deb Hale is leading a birding trip to the Virginius Island section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, October 18th. 

    The walk will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Participants will meet in the parking area on Shenandoah Street just below the intersection with Route 340. From there, participants will travel on a fairly level walk along the island and down to the Shenandoah River. 

    The walk will focus on the riverfront and old canal areas of Virginius Island and Shenandoah Wetlands. Possible birds to be seen are waterfowl and raptors and returning migrants. 

    The walk is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged.

    The trip will be about 2 miles total on level ground and along some railroad tracks. Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along drinking water.

    Binoculars will be provided if needed.

    The trip may be canceled or postponed if weather conditions are poor. 

    For more information contact Deb Hale at 304-535-1528. 
    • Saturday, October 21, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
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    What: Fall Bird Walk

    Where:  National Conservation Training Center

    When: Saturday, October 21, 2016 (register by October 16)

    Time: 7:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Jim Farley

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a birding trip to the National Conservation Training Center outside Shepherdstown on Saturday, October 21.

    The trip is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, but space will be limited and registration by Wednesday, October 16 is required. Children will be welcome.

    After checking in at the guard station, please meet in the 'blue' parking area.

    For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    The bird walk will highlight fall migrants and raptors.

    The Center's 538-acre campus is not normally open to the public, so this is a wonderful opportunity to visit the campus and enjoy their trails while birding. 

    The campus contains a mix of fields and forest, providing good habitat for a rich variety of bird species such as sparrows, juncos, raptors, bluebirds, woodpeckers and waterfowl. One of the highlights of the bird walk is observing NCTC's active eagle nest. 

    The trip will last about two and a half hours and involve walking about two miles over moderate terrain.

    Everyone should plan to wear comfortable walking or hiking boots that can protect against possible muddy trails and dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions. It is also a good idea to bring along sunscreen and drinking water.

    PVAS will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own.

    The trip may be cancelled if there is bad weather.

    • Friday, November 10, 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Bolivar Heights, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, WV
    What: Vulture Watch and Walk  

    Where: Meet at Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry Nat'l Park and walk to Nash Farm

    When: Friday, November 10, 2017

    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Join local bird expert, Deb Hale, at Harper's Ferry National Park for a unique late afternoon adventure of watching black and turkey vultures as they return to their roosts for the evening. The vultures come to roost each evening in trees along the ridge and also near Nash Farm. Don't miss this fascinating opportunity to watch the vultures swoop in as twilight is approaching.

    The trip will begin at 4:30 PM and last about an hour. 

    The event is free and open to anyone with an interest. Children will be welcome. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    Registration is strongly encouraged.

    Participants will meet at the Bolivar Heights parking area. 

    Directions: from the Route 340 traffic light at the entrance to the National Park, turn north onto Washington Street and follow it for about 1/4 mile, then turn north again (left) onto Whitman Avenue; the parking area is at the top of the hill.

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

    For more information, please contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-1528.



  
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