WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER & FALL “SOAR” Bird Walks, The Institute

SOAR (“Studying Ornithology Around the Region”) bird walks
IMPORTANT: Locations rotate year-round among several parks in the region, with Waynesboro’s Antietam Meadow Park as “home base.”
The monthly schedule for the first six months of 2023 is below.
Check back for additional locations.
 (If in doubt about the weather—check The Institute’s Facebook page)
First and third Saturdays ONLY
Start time: 8:00 AM 
January: Antietam Meadow Park (meet in parking lot)
February: Carroll Valley Community Park – 5685 Fairfield Rd, Carroll Valley—across Fairfield Rd (PA 116) from Liberty Mountain Ski Resort. Meet in front of Borough Bldg/Library
March: Caledonia State Park (meet at park office)
April: Pine Hill Recreation Area (meet in parking lot)
May: Conococheague Institute (meet at visitor center)
June: Gettysburg National Battlefield (meet at Virginia monument)
First and third Saturday spring, summer, fall and winter bird walks find birding enthusiasts Sharon and Larry Williams of Waynesboro leading the walks along the hiking trails at varying locations throughout the area.
Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and may bring identification books and binoculars.
Free and open to the public.
Just show up—no reservations required!
For more information call 717-762-0373 or email us at

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