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Spring Bird Walk at Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, April 24 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Trip Leaders: Sandy Sagalkin and Chris Tawney
This event is free and open to the public, however, in order to follow the best practice guidelines, registration is required and limited to 9 participants. Please register below and note the following guidelines:
- Registration is required and limited to 9 participants (if you can no longer attend, please notify AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org so that others may attend)
- Outdoor only
- Masks must be worn when physical distancing can not be practiced
- Respect the 6 feet+ apart/physical distancing guidelines
- If you are sick or have been sick within the past two weeks (or been around anyone else that is sick), please stay home
- A reminder from eBird to please bird mindfully: https://ebird.org/news/please-bird-mindfully
Join Sandy Sagalkin and Chris Tawney for a spring bird walk at the Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm at Antietam National Battlefield.
Participants should meet at Burnside Bridge parking area on the Antietam National Battlefield.
To get to the Burnside Bridge parking area, from Sharpsburg, head northeast towards Boonsboro. Take the first right turn after leaving Sharpsburg onto Rodman, which takes you into the battlefield.
Turn left at the T and follow the road up the hill to the parking area.
This trip is open to anyone regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged.
The Final Attack Trail is located where the Union Army made its final advance to drive the Confederate Army from Maryland, only to be turned back by A.P. Hill’s final Confederate counterattack.
It is also the location of Antietam National Battlefield’s extensive work in the restoration and preservation of native grasslands in the Otto Farm Fields in the southwest corner of the battlefield. Over 86 species have been counted using the area as a stopover or residence, including Blue Grosbeaks, Yellow-breasted Chats, Common Yellowthroats, Willow Flycatchers, Prairie Warblers and Grasshopper Sparrows.
Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water and insect repellent. Binoculars will be available.
The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain. Persons registering on the website will be notified by email by 9 p.m. of the previous day in the event of cancellation.
Please feel free to contact Krista Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 681-252-1387 with any questions you may have.