Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
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What: Bird Walk

Where:  National Conservation Training Center

When: Saturday, May 16 2015 (register by May 13)

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, May 16.

The trip is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, but space will be limited and registration by Wednesday, May 13 is required. Children will be welcome.

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

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 three 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.

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// 703-303-1026

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