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C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
This event has been rescheduled from Saturday, January 19 to Saturday, January 26
Trip Leader: Bill Telfair
This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is strongly encouraged. Please register below.
For 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 72).
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.
Binoculars will be available for those who need them, however please bring binoculars if you have them.