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7th Annual ‘Souper’ Bird Walk in Harpers Ferry
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is strongly encouraged. There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome. Please register below.
Join Deb Hale as she welcomes winter with her 7th Annual ‘Souper’ Bird Walk in Harpers Ferry!
This year’s bird walk will take place on Virginius Island. The walk will cover mostly-level terrain along the wetlands area of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (beside the Shenandoah River), and then loop around the circumference of Virginius Island, which includes wooded paths and waterfront areas. The walk should last about 2 1/2 hours.
Participants will meet in the parking lot at the intersection of Shenandoah Street and Route 340 at 9:30 a.m. Please note that parking in this lot requires a National Park pass or payment of the entrance fee.
For those that are able, Deb has extended a gracious invitation to a light soup lunch at her house following the walk. Please feel free to join her as she takes a step back from the busy holiday season to enjoy time with fellow birders and friends. The address for lunch is the Jackson Rose B&B; 1167 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry.
Birds expected to be seen: winter arrivals, including wrens, kinglets, juncoes, sparrows, and finches, as well as waterfowl and raptors.
Participants should bring drinking water and dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions, expecting it to be chilly. Sturdy walking shoes or boots are recommended. Terrain includes a couple of steep hills.
The trip will be canceled in the case of severe weather.
Binoculars will be provided for those who do not have their own.
For more information, contact trip leader Deb Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-535-2346.