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February 2019

Ocean City Trip

February 16 - February 18

Host: Baltimore Bird Club Contact Nancy O'Hara, noh529@gmail.com, 443-286-0922 for RSVP and questions. Contact Hyatt Place directly 410-213-5333 or 800-591-1234 for special discounted rates before January 28. Make sure to mention you are with the Baltimore Bird Club. Leader Kevin Graff, keyweststyle2001@gmail.com. Description: Henlopen to Ocean City coastal weekend. Birding south from Cape Henlopen, DE to Ocean City, MD with stops along the way for winter waterfowl and other birds. Bring 'scopes if you have them and bundle up --…

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Winter Weekend at the Beach

February 16 - February 18

Host: Carroll County Bird Club Bob Ringler will be leading this trip. Contact him at 410-303-2792 if you plan on attending. Description: A great opportunity to freeze your bins off and see a lot of really great birds. Meet at the Bombay Hook Visitor's Center at 10 AM on Saturday. Based on where the reports are coming in from, the group will work up and down the coast for winter waterfowl and other winter residents. Bill Ellis is offering his…

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Eastern Shore Weekend

February 16 - February 18

Host: Frederick Bird Club Leader Tom Humphrey, 240-793-2508. Description: A casual and fun trip to visit some of the best birding spots on the east coast.

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Trip to Indian River Inlet, DE

February 17 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Indian River Inlet, 39415 Inlet Rd
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 United States
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Host: Harford Bird Club Contact the two experienced leaders, Dave Larkin, dlarkin3001@comcast.net or 410-569-8319, and Russ Kovach, russell.kovach@gmail.com, closer to the event for further details. Description: The leaders will guide you to several birding hot spots along the coast of the Delaware River and Bay in search of overwintering and resident species. Meet at the Havre de Grace P&R, I95 and 155.

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Bird Walk at Lake Artemesia

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lake Artemesia Natural Area, Berwyn Rd at Ballew Ave
Berwyn Heights, MD 20740 United States
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Host: Patuxent Bird Club/PGAS Contact David Mozurkewich, mozurk@bellAtlantic.net, for more information. Description: Semi-monthly walk. Wheelchair-accessible. Meet at parking lot at intersection of Berwyn Rd and Ballew Ave in Berwyn Heights. No reservations needed.

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Weekend Trip to Ocean City

February 22 - February 24

Host: Patuxent Bird Club/PGAS Contact field trip leaders Marcia Watson and Gene Scarpulla at marshwren50@comcast.net for itinerary, hotel information, and trip reservations. Description: This trip offers the opportunity to see a variety of birds – land and sea – not found in spring and summer, and takes advantage of off-season rates and reduction in crowds and traffic. Target birds include alcids; sea ducks including Long-tailed, Harlequin, eiders, and scoters; gulls; Northern Gannet; Great Cormorant; grebes; both Red-throated and Common Loons;…

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Birding at Swan Harbor Park

February 23 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact Matt Addicks, 442-987-7208 or maddicks13@gmail.com Description: The grounds offer multiple types of habitat including frontage along the Chesapeake Bay, open farm fields, a small freshwater marsh, man-made water impoundments, small wooded lots and a forested stream valley. Over 250 birds have been seen at this site. Meet at Millersville P&R at 7 AM.

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Birding at Patterson Park

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Patterson Park, 27 South Patterson Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231 United States
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Host: Baltimore Bird Club and Audubon. For directions or to borrow binoculars, contact Patterson Park Audubon Center at 410-558-2473 or baltimore@audubon.org. Description: Join Audubon to explore this urban oasis in Southeast Baltimore. With more than 205 species on record, the park is full of surprises. Meet at the fountain, near intersection of East Lombard St and Patterson Park Ave

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Swan Harbor Farm Park

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Host: Harford Bird Club The leader is Mark Johnson, marksjohnson2@gmail.com or 410-692-5978. Description: Visit this Harford County gem with its commanding view of the bay and explore the three impoundments, wooded trails and open fields. The farm, with its varied habitat, has developed into a fine location for a broad spectrum of birdlife including waterfowl, marsh specialties, raptors, and sparrows. Meet at the parking lot at the Agricultural Education Center at the end of the driveway.

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Field Trip to Fair Hill

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fair Hill NRMA, 2895 Appleton Road
Elkton, MD 21921 United States
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Host: Cecil Bird Club Leader Ken Drier, kdrier@zoominternet.net. Description: Fair Hill is one of Cecil County’s loveliest birding spots. A variety of habitats, including woods, fields and wetlands, means that we will see a number of different winter residents. Portions of the trail may be muddy or icy, so boots are recommended. Dress for extreme cold and wind. Meet at the Foxcatcher Farm Covered Bridge parking lot near the Fair Hill Nature and Environmental Center on Tawes Drive. There is…

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How to Find an Owl

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Host: Howard County Bird Club Leader Jay Sheppard, jaymsheppard95@gmail.com (preferred) or 301-725-5559 Description: Learn how to find owls by habitat and signs. Jay is an expert at finding owls and will share his skills and knowledge as to how to find different species. Our target species are Long-eared, Saw-whet, and other owls. Possibility of birding at dusk for owls and early woodcocks for those in afternoon group. Contact Jay to sign up so participants can be advised of weather related changes…

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How to Find an Owl

February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Host: Howard County Bird Club Leader Jay Sheppard, jaymsheppard95@gmail.com (preferred) or 301-725-5559 Description: Learn how to find owls by habitat and signs. Jay is an expert at finding owls and will share his skills and knowledge as to how to find different species. Our target species are Long-eared, Saw-whet, and other owls. Possibility of birding at dusk for owls and early woodcocks for those in afternoon group. Contact Jay to sign up so participants can be advised of weather related changes…

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Birding at Beverly Triton Beach Park

February 27 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Beverly Triton Beach Park, 1202 Triton Beach Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037 United States
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Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact Alan Young, 410-991-8300 or alnmyoung@aol.com Description: There are almost five miles of hiking paths with a variety of habitats, including bay shoreline, large freshwater lake, woods, fields and marshes.

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March 2019

Field Trip to Black Hill Reservoir

March 2
Black Hill Regional Park, 20930 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841 United States
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Host: Frederick Bird Club Leader Kathy Calvert (301-810-5677). Description: Bald Eagles and over-wintering waterfowl.

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Bird Walk at Fran Uhler

March 2 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fran Uhler Natural Area, 7600 Lemon’s Bridge Road
Bowei, MD 20716 United States
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Host: Patuxent Bird Club/PGAS Contact Bill Sefton, kiwisuits@msn.com Description: Monthly walk. Meet at E end of Lemon’s Bridge Rd, off Rt 197 just N of Bowie State U. No reservations needed.

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Ocean City Birding

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Target Wintering birds Special Instructions Meet at Ocean City Inlet at 8 AM for coastal birds; we’ll also bird inland ponds for ducks and Assateague Island for wintering birds.

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Woodcock Walk at Morgan Run

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Morgan Run NEA, 4000 Benrose Lane
Sykesville, MD 21784 United States
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Host: Carroll County Bird Club Contact Allan McQuarrie at 410-552-1278 if you plan to attend. Description: Come strain your eyes and ears to appreciate these curious birds as they perform their annual courting ritual. They never let us down! Meet at the parking lot at the end of Ben Rose Lane.

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Birding From a Fishing Boat Off Tilghman

March 3
Knapps Narrows Marina, 6176 Tilghman Island Rd MD 21671 United States + Google Map

Host: Talbot Bird Club Coordinated by Jan Reese 410-745-2875 or reesejan@gmail.com. Description: A local captain has agreed to take a small group of TBC members on a fishing boat out into the Chesapeake, hopefully providing close up views of large rafts of Sea Ducks, Gannett’s and maybe Great Cormorants at Sharps Island Light. Leaving from Knapps Narrows Marina. There will be a fee of approximately $40.

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Birding at Kinder Farm Park

March 3 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road
Millersville, MD 21108 United States
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Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact Alan Young, 410-991-8300 or alnmyoung@aol.com Description: Join us for the monthly walk along paved paths as well as grass and dirt paths through varied habitat. We will be looking for Fox Sparrows and other winter residents. Meet at top parking lot past the sports fields.

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Field Trip to Chesapeake Farms

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chesapeake Farms, 7319 Remington Drive
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Host: Kent County Bird Club If you have questions, please contact the trip leaders. Walter Ellison and Nancy Martin, 410-778-9568 or borealdee@gmail.com Description: Wintering waterfowl, raptors (notably eagles), White-crowned and other sparrows. Bring snacks. Meet at the “Dollar General” parking lot (off Philosopher’s Terrace) in Chestertown.

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