Winter Bird Walk followed by Tour of Claymont Mansion

  • Saturday, December 20, 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Claymont Mansion outside of Charles Town


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What: Winter Bird Walk followed by Tour of Claymont Mansion

Where: Claymont Mansion, outside of Charles Town

When: December 20, 2014

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 AM

Cost: Free

Trip Leader: Joette Borzik

Enjoy the winter season by joining local birder Joette Borzik for a wonderful Saturday morning bird walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property outside of Charles Town.

Please meet Joette at 8:00 AM at the Claymont entrance road where a wetland meets the access driveway. The entrance is located at 667 Huyett Road and is marked by a street sign that says "Claymont Mansion'. 

This walk is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Birds expected are winter residents including winter sparrows, Yellow-bellied sapsucker and other woodpeckers, waterfowl and Wild turkey. 

Following the walk, a tour of the mansion will be given for the birders.

Registration is strongly encouraged.

The walk will take place rain or snow so please make sure to dress warmly.

Dress accordingly for the weather, bring water and a snack if needed. The group will walk for about 2 miles.
Binoculars will be available for loan if someone needs them.

Please contact Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or with any questions you may have.

The Claymont property, which totals about 300 acres, is home to the historic Claymont Mansion. The mansion, which was built in 1820 by George Washington's grand-nephew Bushrod Washington, is the largest of the Washington family homes and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The property is owned and managed by the Claymont Society for Continuous Education and is used to host seminars and retreats for the public. The property has recently been entered into a conservation easement that ensures it will be protected from development. 

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