Annual C&O Canal Bird Count Coming UP

Annual C&O Canal Bird Count Coming UP

Interested members of the public are invited to participate in the eleventh annual C&O Canal Midwinter Bird Survey on Saturday, January 24.
This survey, which is coordinated by the District of Columbia Audubon Society, is designed to provide a snapshot count of birds present along the entire, 185-mile length of the canal. (For a description of the project see www.dcaudubon.org/canal2009).
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will be doing the counting on a three-mile section of the canal from the Rumsey Bridge at Shepherdstown south to Antietam creek. The group conducting this count will gather at the large National Park Service parking lot on Canal Road by the railroad bridge, and leave that location at 7:45am sharp.
Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate.
So organizers can know how many participants to expect, those planning to participate are asked to contact Nancy Kirschbaum beforehand at 304-876-6881 or nancyk500@comcast.net.
Participants should dress appropriately for the weather conditions at the time and bring binoculars if they have them.