Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island

  • Wednesday, June 01, 2016
  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island


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What: Summer Bird Walk

Where: Hapers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island

When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 AM

Cost: Free

Trip Leader: Deb Hale

Join Deb Hale on a birding trip to the Virginius Island section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, June 1.

The walk will begin at 7:00 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 and Orchard Orioles, vireos, flycatchers, various woodpeckers, locally breeding warblers, herons, raptors and waterfowl .

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

Registration is required and participants will need to sign a waiver of liability because the walk involves crossing some railroad tracks. 

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 Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-2346.

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