Bird Walk on the C&O Canal

  • Sunday, September 11, 2016
  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • C&O Canal in Williamsport, MD


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What: Bird Walk

Where: C&O Canal towpath in the Williamsport, MD area (meet at the Canal Visitor Center at Cushwa Basin in Williamsport)

When: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has teamed up with the National Park Service to offer a series of Sunday morning bird walks along the C&O Canal towpath in the Williamsport MD area.

The walks will be held on the second Sunday of September, October & November (September 11, October 10 and November 13).

All the walks will begin at the Canal Visitor Center at Cushwa Basin in Williamsport. They will be led by local birding expert Sandy Sagalkin.

The walks will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. They will involve easy walking over level ground, and children and families will be welcome.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

The Canal towpath offers good birding opportunities, since it is a major stop for migrating birds and neotropical birds that breed in our area. Species likely to be sighted will include Baltimore Orioles and Prothonotary Warblers, among many others.

Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions, and bring along insect repellant and drinking water.

Binoculars will be provided if needed.

Directions to the Williamsport Canal Visitor Center can be found on the Canal website at

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

For more information, go to the PVAS website or contact Mr. Sagalkin at or 240-291-6465.

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