Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield

  • Sunday, April 26, 2015
  • 8:00 AM
  • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD


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What: Bird Walk

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

When: Sunday, April 26, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

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

The Potomac Valley Audubon is co-sponsoring this bird walk with the Washington County Bird Club.

The walk will take place on Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 a.m. and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours.

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

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 70 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, sunblock and insect repellent. 

The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy or steady 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 or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.

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