Bird Walk at the Blue Ridge Tract (WMA) in Shannondale

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
  • 7:30 AM
  • Blue Ridge Tract Wildlife Managed Area in Shannondale, Jefferson County


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What: Summer Bird Walk

Where: The Blue Ridge Tract Wildlife Managed Area in Shannondale

When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Time: Meet at 7:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Trip Leader: Jim Farley

Join Jim Farley on a birding trip to the Blue Ridge Tract Wildlife Managed Area in Shannondale on the east bank of the Shenandoah River in Jefferson County.

The trip is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10.

The trip is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required. 

Participants should plan to meet at 7:30 AM at the WMA parking area off Mission Road.

Directions: Take Mission Road off of Route 115 and go 4 miles, look for a small parking lot on your right. You will pass a 4 way stop sign and a country store on your way down Mission Road.

The 1,361-acre Shannondale Springs property is managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources; it includes a mixture of forest, brush land and open fields covering rolling hills. The trip will involve walking about 3 to 3 1/2 miles over moderately even ground through heavy woods and some open field, however the trail can be fairly difficult in a few spots.

Possible species to be sighted include Scarlet Tanagers, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Oven Birds and maybe even nesting Red-headed Wookpeckers. Open areas have Indigo Buntings, Towhees and Red-shouldered Hawks among others. 

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

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

For more information, contact Jim Farley at or 540-686-2056.

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