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Audubon Society program set for Feb. 13

February 07, 2013

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Potomac Valley Audubon Society's February program at the National Conservation Training Center, off Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, will feature a presentation about wild bird conservation and research in West Virginia.

 The program will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Room 151 of the Instructional West Building.

Admission is free. The speaker will be Richard Bailey, state ornithologist with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.

He will review his agency's efforts to work with other agencies, universities, nonprofit organizations and volunteers to conserve and protect birds and their habitats.

Specific topics will include the ongoing West Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas, the current status of priority species like golden-winged warbler and cerulean warbler, and developing efforts to address declines of grassland bird species.

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