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Tundra Swan Walk

  • 17 Feb 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Woodmarsh Trail, Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge

Come See the Tundra Swans with the 

Friends of Mason Neck State Park!





We are going to tempt fate once again and try for a walk to see the Tundra Swans before they fly off to far northern Canada. We may see between 200 and 400 swans and hear their haunting calls.  We'll meet at the Woodmarsh Trail Parking lot, which is on the left side of High Point Road about 1/4 mile before the Contact Station for Mason Neck State Park.  We'll meet at 8:30 AM, so we get to the viewpoint as close as possible to high tide, when the swans are closer to the shore.  Bring binoculars if you have them.  If not, we'll have some to share.  And we'll have two telescopes too.  In addition to the Tundra Swans, we are likely to see several other kinds of waterfowl, including Northern Pintails, Mergansers, Black Ducks, Mallards, Shovelers and Coots. It's a 20-minute walk to the viewpoint on fairly level ground, but be sure to wear good shoes since the trail may be muddy.   


There is no charge for the hike, and there is no need to pay the State Park entrance fee since we will be outside the park.  




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