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Bird walk to be held Monday in Mathews

Birdwatchers from the Northern Neck Audubon Society will search for seabirds on Monday at two sites in Mathews: the Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve and New Point Comfort Natural Area Preserve.

The walk will begin around 8:45 a.m. at Bethel Beach.

Over 185 species of birds have been observed at Bethel Beach, a sandy spit on the Chesapeake Bay, a release said. New Point Comfort offers a boardwalk, tidal shallows, mudflats, beach and low woodlands which attract numerous migrating land birds. Possible sightings at both locations include snow buntings, northern gannets, tundra swans, rails, bitterns, and numerous types of waterfowl, including surf scoters, buffleheads and lesser scaups.

Frank Schaff will lead the walks, which will start in the morning. Binoculars, warm clothes, and water-resistant footwear are recommended. For additional information, call Frank Schaff at 804-462-0084.

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