Celebrate IMBD! Spring Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs

  • Monday, May 08, 2017
  • 7:30 AM
  • Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area


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What: Celebrate IMBD! Spring Bird Walk

Where: Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area

When: Monday, May 8, 2017

Time: Meet at 7:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Trip Leader: Jim Farley

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with one of several bird walks. Jim Farley will lead a walk on Monday, May 8 to Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area! Shannondale Springs WMA is located on the east bank of the Shenandoah River in Jefferson County.

The trip is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required. 

Participants should plan to meet at 7:30 AM at the WMA parking area by the boat launch site, off Mission Road.

The 1,361-acre Shannondale Springs property is managed by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources; it includes a mixture of forest, brush land and open fields covering rolling hills. The trip will involve walking about three miles over moderately even ground.

Possible species to be sighted include early spring migrants, Bald Eagles, Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawks, vultures, Great Blue Herons, waterfowl and woodpeckers.

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

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

For more information, contact Jim Farley at jamesfarley@frontiernet.net or 540-686-2056.

For more information on IMBD, visit International Migratory Bird Day.

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