We're going to check out two locations at Mason Neck in Northern Virginia in search of winter waterfowl and other winged creatures on Saturday morning, January 28.
First, we'll meet at Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge for an out-and-back walk (about 1.5 miles total) along a paved trail to an overlook in hopes of seeing bald eagles, tundra swans and other wintering waterfowl.
Next, we'll head over to the Visitor Center at Mason Neck State Park and hike about two miles through woodlands with excellent views of the Potomac River. We'll look for more waterfowl as well as any other little birdies that catch our eyes along the trail.
There is a $10 parking fee (honor system) at Mason Neck State Park.
To increase our chances of seeing lots of birds, no doggies on this hike.
Registration closes on Thursday, Jan. 26 or if we reach 20 participants, whichever comes first. This activity will be cancelled In the event of rain or extreme cold; all registrants will be notified.
This free activity is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors. Non-members are welcome to attend two WO events as guests. On your third event, we'll ask you to join the Mid-Atlantic Region of Women Outdoors. You can also join right now by clicking on this Join Us link.Click on this link to register for Double the Birding at Mason Neck.