Winter Bird Walk at Altona Marsh - NOW HELD AT COOL SPRING PRESERVE

  • Saturday, January 28, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Altona Marsh


Registration is closed

This Trip has been canceled (due to access issues to Altona Marsh) and replaced with a bird walk at Cool Spring Preserve. 

What: Winter Bird Walk at Altona Marsh

Where: Altona Marsh in Jefferson County

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Pre-registration is required.  A liability release is required of everyone who participates.  You can download the release here.

PVAS Trip Leader: Joette Borzik

Join PVAS trip leader, Joette Borzik on a winter birding trip to the Altona Marsh in Jefferson County on Saturday, January 28th.

Please meet by 9:00 at Altona Marsh, the walk will last a couple of hours. 

The Marsh is a rare, 70-acre marl wetland protected by a Nature Conservancy easement. It is a good site for birding, not only because it harbors a rich variety of species but also because the terrain offers easy viewing. Species likely to be seen at this time will include waterfowl, winter visitors, and year-round birds.

Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills.

However, because this is a protected site and there are access issues, participants must pre-register and sign a waiver.  

If  you have questions or would like more information, contact Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or

Children ages 12 and up will be welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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

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Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397

Katelyn "KC" Walters, Conservation and Land Manager // 304-283-7319

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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