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Allowed March 15th through November 30th, conditions permitting, one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

A WSSC use permit is required for all birdwatchers that are 16 years of age or older. Minors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a person at least 18 years of age who also holds a valid use permit. A use permit is only valid when used by the person to whom it is issued, and must be carried at all times when birdwatching on WSSC property.

Birdwatching is allowed only at designated areas on WSSC property. In addition to the March 15th through November 30th open season, special organized events, such as the annual Audubon Society Christmas Count, will be coordinated through WSSC’s Watershed Manager. There will be no charge for participants of the Christmas bird count. The trails to and from birdwatching sites must not be used if they are wet or muddy. Daily open/closed status of these trails is available at Maps of current birdwatching sites are available at the Brighton Dam Visitors’ Information Center and online at (REG-WWM-PR-2301-001)