Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island


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What: Bird Walk

Where: Hapers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island

When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: 8:00 - 11:00 AM

Cost: Free (*park pass or $10 entrance fee requested)

Trip Leader: Deb Hale

Deb Hale is leading a birding trip to the Virginius Island section of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Wednesday, October 18th. 

The walk will begin at 8:00 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 and Shenandoah Wetlands. Possible birds to be seen are waterfowl and raptors and returning migrants. 

*The walk is free, however to access the park, participants are requested to have a park pass or pay the $10 entrance fee. 

Anyone with an interest is welcome to join the walk, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged.

The trip will be about 2 miles total on level ground and along some railroad tracks. 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 304-535-1528. 

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