Local birding trips set for May 23, 30

May 11, 2012

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has scheduled two local birding trips.

Both trips are free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them. No registration is required.

For both trips, participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring water and bug spray.

The first trip will be a bird walk at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park's Murphy's Farm on Wednesday, May 23.

This trip will involve about 2 miles of moderate hiking, mostly through fields.

Participants should meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park main Visitor Center off U.S. 340. There is a fee of $6 per vehicle.

For more information, contact trip leader Deb Hale at or 304-535-1528.

The second trip is birding trip to the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area in Jefferson County on Wednesday, May 30.

This trip will involve walking about two miles over mostly level ground, although some hilly, uneven terrain will be encountered.

Participants will meet at 7 a.m. in the parking area by the WM's boat launch site. Directions can be found at, or contact Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or

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