Past Meetup

C&O Canal Winter Woodpeckers

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C&O Canal Riley's Lock

Riley's Lock Road · Poolesville, MD

How to find us

Meet in the parking area closest to the Lock located all the way at the end of Riley's Lock Road on the left.

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Join me for a special winter bird walk! Starting at Riley's Lock we will walk west along the C&O Canal Towpath, covering an area known for Red-headed Woodpeckers! We will attempt to see all 8 species of woodpecker possible this time of year including the rare Red-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Red-bellied, Pileated, Hairy, and Downy Woodpeckers. This meetup will cover more distance than previous walks (4.5 - 5 miles), but the terrain is flat. Dress in warm clothes, comfortable walking shoes, and bring binoculars and cameras.