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Two birding trips planned in West Virginia

July 19, 2013

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va — The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor birding field trips on the historic Claymont property outside Charles Town, on Tuesday July 30, and Monday, Aug. 5.

Both trips will begin at 6:30 a.m. They are free and open to anyone with an interest, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

Field trip participants should meet the trip leader on the Claymont entrance road. The entrance is at 667 Huyett Road; it is marked by a street sign that says “Claymont Mansion.”

The trips will involve about three miles of moderate hiking. The hike should offer opportunities to see a good variety of birds, including warblers, vireos, flycatchers, tanagers, gnatcatchers, raptors, grassland birds and early fall migrants.

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The field trips will be conducted rain or shine. Participants should dress appropriately for the prevailing weather and bring drinking water, trail snacks and insect repellent. Those who need binoculars should let the trip leader know ahead of time, as loaner binoculars will be available.

For more information, contact trip leader, Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 or pep4223@comcast.net.

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