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Birding trip at W.Va. marsh set for March 20

March 01, 2013

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip to the Altona Marsh in Jefferson County, W.Va. at 8 a.m.  Wednesday, March 20.

The Marsh is a 70-acre marl wetland protected by a Nature Conservancy easement. It is a good site for birding, not only because it harbors a rich variety of species but also because the terrain offers easy viewing. Species likely to be seen at this time will include waterfowl, winter visitors and year-round birds. The trip is free. Children ages 12 and older must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for prevailing weather conditions, and bring along water. Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them. The trip may be cancelled in the event of bad weather.

Participants must register and sign a waiver. Contact Jim Farley at 540-686-2056 or jamesfarley@frontiernet.net.

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