Patuxent Bird Club/PGAS
For reservations (required), contact Maureen Blades at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-262-5148.
Pontoon boat birding trip on the Patuxent River at Jug Bay. Observe what migration has brought in and enjoy the beauty of blooming bur marigolds and other flowers throughout the marsh. Led by renowned Park Naturalist Gregory Kearns. Greg has much news to share about Sora Rails, and, since he and his research assistants will be working on the project at this time of year and checking traps, will likely have Sora or Virginia Rails in hand for banding and up-close viewing. We will look for other specialties of this freshwater wild rice marsh, and should also see teal and a variety of other ducks, with an eye out for raptors as well. Good light in the fall makes for great photography. Check in by 7 AM in the parking lot, and take advantage of the bathroom facility. The boat will depart the dock promptly at 7:30 AM from the boat launch area of Jackson’s Landing at Patuxent River Park, Croom, MD, for at least a 3-hour trip. Boat fee: $6/Prince George’s and Montgomery County residents; $8/all others. Please have ready the exact amount in cash. Limited to 20 participants. Open to members of the Prince George’s County Audubon Society and Patuxent Bird Club only, except as space may be available. Reservations accepted in order received with contact information included, please.