Visit to Successful Purple Martin Colony & Bird Walk

  • Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • 95 Terrace View, Charles Town, WV.


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What: Visit to Purple Martin Colony & Bird Walk 

Where: Chip Hussion's Purple Martin Colony (direction details provided below)

When: Saturday, June 18, 2016

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

PVAS Trip Leader: Joette Borzik

Join Joette as she visits the active and successful Purple Martin Colony at Mr. Hussion's house.

Joette Borzik will be leading this visit beginning at 7:30 a.m on Saturday, June 18.
Mr. Hussion has 26 nesting cavities for the martins on 3 separate poles as well as several other nesting cavities which usually house a handful of tree swallow pairs, a couple blue bird pairs and some wrens.

Come with your questions - Chip Hussion will be on hand providing answers and stories. After discussion and observation, Joette will lead a bird walk around the property.

This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome regardless of their birding skills, however registration is strongly encouraged.

Participants should meet at Mr. Hussion's house. His address is 95 Terrace View, Charles Town. For GPS users that this doesn't appear for, try 103 Eastland Terrace. He is located in the Eastland Subdivision off Old Cave Rd which runs east off Rt 340 about 1 mile north of Washington High School. Please note that Terrace View is the 3rd Eastland street and is to the right off Old Cave Rd (up a hill) when coming from 340.

Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring along drinking water. 

Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.  

For more information, please feel free to contact Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or for questions regarding directions, please call Chip Hussion at 304-400-7708.

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