Christmas Bird Count at Antietam National Battlefield

  • Saturday, December 27, 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Antietam National Battlefield, Washington Co, MD


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What: Christmas Bird Count along the Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield

When: Saturday, December 27, 2014

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

Join local birding expert Sandy Sagalkin in a Christmas Bird Count at Antietam National Battlefield. This bird count will be part of the greater Christmas Bird Count for Washington County and is co-sponsored by the Washington County Bird Club.

Participants should meet at the Burnside Bridge parking area at 8:00 a.m.

The walk is free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is free however registration is strongly encouraged.

The group will walk the Final Attack Trail at Antietam National Battlefield's Otto Farms. The walk will last about 2 to 3 hours on mostly level terrain.  

The trail the walk will follow 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 warm season grasslands on the Otto Farm fields in the Battlefield's southwest corner.

Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water. PVAS will provide binoculars for those who do not have their own.

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

For more information, contact Sandy at or 240-291-6465.

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