Birdwatcher Retreat

May 3-5, 2019

Basic bird watching techniques for beginning to intermediate birders and families with experienced birders as your guide.

Birdwalks at local birding hot spots with practical information to take home.

Good food and fellowship

Full retreat package includes two nights' accommodations in Cabins or the Lodge, Friday evening dinner, three meals on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.

Cabin: $130 per person 
Lodge: $185/Single, $160/Double.
Reduced price is available for those who do not wish to stay overnight.  Pricing options are available on the registration page. 

Friday evening registration at 5 p.m, followed by dinner and evening presentation.

Bird walks and birding destinations may include: C&O Canal Towpath, Antietam National Battlefield, Williamsport Cushwa Basin, Washington Monument State Park, Harper’s Ferry National Park, Bolver Heights, and School House Ridge. Trails are mostly wooded and uneven surfaces.

Minimum of 12 Participants Needed. Please register before April 19.

Click here for brochure and paper registration form. 

The abundance and variety of birds at Shepherd Spring provides a challenge of identifying both familiar and new birds.

Possible sightings include:

  • Acadian Flycatcher
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Blue Jays
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Eastern Towhee's
  • Raptors
  • Warblers
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo

and more

 Contact us to discuss this and other programs specifically designed for adults.