Mid-Summer Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail

  • Saturday, July 22, 2017
  • 7:30 AM
  • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD

Registration


What: Mid-Summer Bird Walk 

Where: Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefield

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

Join Sandy Sagalkin for a summer bird walk at the Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm at Antietam National Battlefield. 

The walk will take place on Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 a.m. and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours.

Participants should meet at Burnside Bridge parking area on the Antietam National Battlefield. 

To get to the Burnside Bridge parking area, from Sharpsburg, head northeast towards Boonsboro.  Take the first right turn after leaving Sharpsburg onto Rodman, which takes you into the battlefield.  Turn left at the “T” and follow the road up the hill to the parking area.

This trip is open to anyone regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged.

The Final Attack Trail is located where the Union Army made its final advance to drive the Confederate Army from Maryland, only to be turned back by A.P. Hill's final Confederate counterattack. 

It is also the location of Antietam National Battlefield's extensive work in the restoration and preservation of native grasslands in the Otto Farm Fields in the southwest corner of the battlefield. Sandy Sagalkin, working with Battlefield staff, has assisted the Battlefield in surveying the grassland birds in the area during the spring and summer of 2014. So far, they have counted 86 species that have used the area as a stopover or residence, including Blue Grosbeaks, Yellow-breasted Chats, Common Yellowthroats, Willow Flycatchers, Prairie Warblers and Grasshopper Sparrows.

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

The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain. Persons registering on the website will be notified by email by 9 p.m. of the previous day in the event of cancellation.  

Please contact Sandy Sagalkin at sandy.sagalkin@gmail.com or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.




  
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