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C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Saturday, January 25 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Trip Leader: Bill Telfair
This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is strongly encouraged. Please register below.
For over 20 years, birds along the entire 185 miles of the C&O Canal have been counted. This survey, which had been coordinated by the District of Columbia Audubon Society, is designed to provide a snapshot count of birds present on the C&O Canal.
Join Bill Telfair for this bird survey walk along a 3 miles stretch of the canal towpath.
Participants should gather across the Potomac from Shepherdstown at the large National Park Service parking area on Canal Road (past the railroad bridge) at 8:30 am SHARP. The group will carpool down to Antietam Creek (MP 70) and walk back toward the Rumsey Bridge (MP 73).
Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate. This is a good walk for those still working on their bird identification skills, but intermediate/advanced birders are encouraged to help.
Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bill Telfair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-966-8895.
The count will take place regardless of the weather (only a very severe storm will alter scheduled survey) so please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear to walk the full three-mile route.
If there is a snowstorm, we have a snow date set for Saturday, February 1.
Binoculars will be available for those who need them, however please bring binoculars if you have them.