Potomac Valley Audubon hosts hawk-watching on Oct. 6

September 21, 2012

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a hawk-watching trip to Snicker's Gap on the Clark/Loudoun counties line in Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Participants will meet to carpool to the site at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Martin's Food Market in the Jefferson Crossroads Shopping Center just off U.S. 340, east of Charles Town.

The trip will focus on migrating hawks, particularly Sharp-shinned hawks, Cooper's Hawks, northern harriers, bald eagles, red-tailed hawks and American Kestrels.

The trip is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome.

Advance registration is not required.

Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water and bug spray.

Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

The trip will canceled in the event of rain because hawks do not fly in such weather.

For more information, go to For more information, including plans if rain is forecast, contact Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 or

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