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Birdwatcher Retreat

Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center

Friday, May 6, 2016 - Sunday, May 8, 2016
Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center 16869 Taylor's Landing Road P. O. Box 369 SharpsburgMD  21782
Friday, May 6, 2016 - Sunday, May 8, 2016
Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center 16869 Taylor's Landing Road P. O. Box 369 SharpsburgMD  21782

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What's Included

Chris Eberly, Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson Texas, and Doug Ruby, Biology professor at UM Eastern Shore will be our guides as we explore the vast number of feathered friends passing through and living at Shepherd’s Spring. General Information: Accommodations will be in the comfortable village cabins. Bathrooms are inside each cabin. Beds are bunks. Bring your own sleeping bag or sheets, pillow and towels, binoculars and field guides. Separate cabins will be provided for guys and gals. You may request an entire cabin for your family group. Some rooms in the lodge may be available at additional costs. Retreat package includes 2 nights lodging in cabins, Friday evening dinner, 3 meals on Saturday and brunch on Sunday. Reduced price is available for those who do not wish to stay overnight. Friday night registration at 5 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. Evening presentation at 7:30 pm. Early bird walk will begin at 6 am and the day’s birding includes visits to Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal, and the Williamsport Cushwa Basin. On Sunday, 6:00 am departure for National Conservation Training Center, bird banding scheduled for 8:00 am. Brunch at 10 am. Check out 12:00 pm. Bird Lists: Diversity of species provides the opportunity of identifying familiar and new birds on our weekend list. You will learn more about the birds you see; and learn more about the birds you hear in their natural environs. Possible sighting include: Baltimore Oriole, Warbling Vireo, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Phoebe, Acadian Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Cliff Swallow, raptors, warblers and many more. Checklist will be provided.

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Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry and Retreat Center is a beautiful 220-acre retreat setting of rolling, wooded land along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and the Potomac River, just three miles from Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, MD and about 1.5 hours from Washington, DC. Its mission is as an outdoor ministry, education, conference, and retreat center, provides opportunities for spiritual renewal and growth, stewardship of God’s creation, and the experience of community, for all ages. It is fulfilled through year-round programing featuring summer camps for children and youth, programmed as well as unstructured retreats for individuals, religious and educational groups, non-profit and business organizations as well as governmental entities and other outdoor experiences as advantaged by its location to so many area attractions and historic sites

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