Bird Walk at Altona Marsh

  • Saturday, December 12, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Altona Marsh


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What: Bird Walk at Altona Marsh

Where: Altona Marsh in Jefferson County

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015

Time: 8:30 AM

Cost: Free

PVAS Trip Leader: Joette Borzik

Join PVAS trip leader, Joette Borzik on a birding trip to the Altona Marsh in Jefferson County on Saturday, December 12.

The trip will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last a couple of hours. Meet at 8:30 at Altona Marsh. Park on Piedmont Lane along the road edge so as not to block driving access of the road.

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.

The trip will be free and 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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