Harford Bird Club
Leader Dave Webb (410-939-3537, firstname.lastname@example.org).
With over 5,600 acres of forests, fields and wetlands, Fair Hill NRMA offers spectacular scenery and some of the best birding in Cecil County. We will explore Fair Hill’s diverse habitats for a variety of breeding species including its crown jewel, the Bobolink. This grassland species migrates over 4,000 miles every spring to breed in hayfields specifically managed to support the Bobolinks’ nesting cycle. Other likely species are Eastern Meadowlark, Veery, Scarlet Tanager, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Yellow-breasted Chat. In the interest of safety and to ensure we see target species during their peak activity, this trip starts early. Carpoolers can meet at 5:55AM at Darlington Park (4549 Conowingo Rd.) or individual drivers can meet at 6:30AM at Parking Lot #3 (2941 Appleton Rd.). Bring small bills to pay parking fee ($3/vehicle MD residents, $5 out-of-state). Also bring water, snacks, repellent, sunscreen and hiking boots if it has rained recently. This is an all-morning trip, although heat might cause us to stop early.