Celebrate IMBD! Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island

  • Monday, May 09, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island


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What: IMBD Bird Walk

Where: Hapers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island

When: Monday, May 9, 2016

Time: 7:30 - 10:00 AM

Cost: Free

Trip Leaders: Carol Del Colle and Lynne Wiseman

Join Carol Del Colle and Lynne Wiseman as they celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with a birding trip to the Virginius Island section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Monday, May 9. 

The walk will begin at 7:30 a.m.  Participants will meet in the parking area on Shenandoah Street just below the intersection with Route 340. From there, participants will travel on a fairly level walk along the island and down to the Shenandoah River. 

The walk will focus on the riverfront and old canal areas of Virginius Island. 

Birds likely to be sighted are Baltimore Orioles, Orchard Orioles, various Warblers, Vireos, Flycatchers, various Woodpeckers, Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, Great Blue Herons, Osprey and water fowl.

The walk is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged.

The trip will be about 3 miles total. Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along drinking water.

Binoculars will be provided if needed.

The trip may be canceled or postponed if weather conditions are poor. 

For more information contact Lynne Wiseman at 304-676-2725304-676-2725.

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