Birding trip set for June 21

June 06, 2011

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a birding trip to various Shenandoah River sites in Jefferson County on Tuesday, June 21.

The trip is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along.

Participants should plan to meet at 7 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Martin's Food Market in the Jefferson Crossroads Shopping Center off U.S. 340 in Charles Town.

This trip will offer good opportunities to see great blue herons, great egrets, bald eagles, Baltimore and orchard orioles and several warbler species.

It will mostly involve driving from place to place by car, with not much walking.

Everyone should plan to bring along water and, as necessary, a hat, sunscreen or rain gear. Binoculars will be available for those who do not own any.

For more information, contact trip leader Sandy Sagalkin at or 240-291-6465.

In case of inclement weather, contact him to see if the trip is still scheduled.

Various details of the trip could change depending on weather and recent bird sightings.

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