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Take a Walk to See the Tundra Swans

  • 01 Jan 2020
  • 12:15 PM
  • Woodmarsh Trail, Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge



Have you ever seen Tundra Swans, those amazing birds that migrate thousands of miles from the Arctic to spend the winter in our region?  Their haunting calls are nearly impossible to forget!

You've got a great opportunity to see the Tundra Swans at 12:15 pm on January 1, when the Friends of Mason Neck State Park will lead a guided walk to see them.  We'll start from the Woodmarsh Trail parking lot, on the left side of High Point Road a short distance BEFORE you get to the Park's Contact Station.  We'll walk about a mile over fairly level ground to the viewing area.  You'll likely hear the birds before you see them.  We'll have binoculars and telescopes so you can view the swans and other water birds and we'll also help you identify them.  

There's no charge for this event, which is open to everyone.  Come out and enjoy the first day of 2020 with the Friends!  The trails can be a little muddy, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes or boots.  


Mason Neck State Park is also offering guided First Day Hikes in the park on January 1.  You can see their schedule of hikes at Mason Neck State Park First Day Hikes.


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