WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER & FALL “SOAR” Bird Walks
August 2, 2025 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely
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 2023 is below.
(If in doubt about the weather—check The Institute’s Facebook page)
First and third Saturdays ONLY
Start time: 8:00 a.m.
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)
July: Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve (meet in parking lot)
August: Antietam Meadow Park (meet in parking lot)
September: Caledonia State Park (meet at park office)
October: For location, call 717-762-0373 or email us at [email protected]
November: Conococheague Institute (meet at visitor center)
December: Antrim Community Park
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 [email protected].
SOAR bird walks are underwritten in part by Marge Kiersz, Lucinda D. Potter, CPA, and Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Company.
Additional support is from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Marge Kiersz; Alma W. Oyer; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin.