SOAR (“Studying Ornithology Around the Region”) bird walks

IMPORTANT: Locations rotate year-round among several parks in the region.
The monthly schedule for 2024 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. 

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, binoculars and cameras if you wish. 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].

2024 Schedule (January through June—check back for July to December)

January 6 and 20: Antietam Meadow Park

February 3 and 17: Carroll Valley Community Park
5685 Fairfield Road, Carroll Valley—Across Fairfield Road (PA 116) from liberty Mountain Ski Resort
(Meet in front of Borough Building/Library)

March 2 and 16: Caledonia State Park
Meet at the Park Office

April 6 and 20: Pine Hill Recreation Area

May 4 and 18: Conococheague Institute
Meet at the Visitor Center

June 1 and 15: Gettysburg National Battlefield
Meet at Virginia Monument

SOAR bird walks are underwritten in part by Marge Kiersz, Lucinda D. Potter, CPA, and SEK CPAs & Advisors.

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.