Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion

  • Sunday, April 06, 2014
  • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Claymont Mansion


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The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding field trip on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town on Sunday, April 6.

The trip will begin at 7:30 a.m. It will be free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required.

Participants should plan to meet the trip leader on the Claymont entrance road where a wetland meets the access driveway.  The entrance is located at 667 Claymont Mansion Drive; it is marked by a street sign that says “Claymont Mansion.”

The trip will last about three hours and involve about three miles of moderate hiking. Participants need not stay for the entire trip, and they should feel free to leave anytime they wish.

This trip will be conducted snow, rain or shine. Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring drinking water, a snack, sunscreen and insect repellent. Those who need binoculars should let the trip leader know ahead of time, as loaner binoculars will be

For more info, contact trip leader Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or

The Claymont property, which totals about 300 acres, is home to the historic Claymont mansion.  The mansion, which was built in 1820 by George Washington's grand-nephew, Bushrod Washington, is the largest of the Washington family homes and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The property is owned and managed by the Claymont Society for Continuous Education, and is used to host seminars and retreats for the public. The property has recently been entered into a conservation easement that ensures it will be protected from development.

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