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August 2018

Governor Bridge Natural Area

August 18 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Governor Bridge Natural Area, 7600 block of Governor Bridge Road
Bowie, MD 20716 United States
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Host: Patuxent Bird Club/PGAS. Leader/Contact: For more information contact Bill Sefton, kiwisuits@msn.com. Description: Monthly walk. No reservations needed. Meet at the Natural Area parking lot on the S side of Governor Bridge Rd, 1 mile E of Rt 301.

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Community Outreach at Mount Harmon Lotus Blossom Festival

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mount Harmon Plantation, 600 Mount Harmon Rd
Earleville, MD 21919 United States
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Host: Cecil Bird Club. Description: We will have a table in the main tent at the most beautiful festival in Cecil County. Please stop by to see which birds we’re spotting. The day will include a short field trip in the afternoon. Details at mountharmon.org/plantation-events- 2/#Lotus

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Cromwell Valley Park

August 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Host: Baltimore Bird Club. Leader: TBA. Description: First in a series of weekly morning walks to follow the progress of Fall migration. Expect a variety of migrant and resident birds. Meet at the "Willow Grove Farm" entrance. Follow entrance road, cross a small bridge, and park in lot on left.

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September 2018

Turkey Point

September 1 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Turkey Point at Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road
North East, MD 21901 United States
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Host: Cecil Bird Club. Leader: Sean “Bird Dog” McCandless, seanmccandless1@gmail.com. Description: Join us for the traditional kick-off for fall migration at Turkey Point. Walk through the woods and fields for migrant songbirds, including early warblers. Be prepared for a round-trip hike to the Point, a distance of about two miles. The pace will be leisurely. Most of the walking is on a gravel road with good footing, but there are a few hilly sections. Wear comfortable shoes/boots for walking. Bring…

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Fran Uhler Natural Area Birding

September 1 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30am on day First of the month, repeating until November 3, 2018

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.  

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Soldiers Delight

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Soldiers Delight Overlook, 5344 Deer Park Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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Host: Baltimore Bird Club Contact: Peter Lev, 410-952-9426 or plev@comcast.net. Description: We’ll look for summer residents and early migrants in Soldiers Delight’s varied habitats. Pine Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Scarlet Tanager and 3 different vireos expected. Who knows what else might show up? Bring water and bug spray.

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Kinder Farm Park

September 2 @ 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: We will hike on paved paths as well as grassy and dirt paths through varied habitat. The park has four ponds, woods, and wildflower fields and we will be looking for early migrants as well as resident birds. Meet at top parking lot past the sports fields.

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Tilghman Island Birding

September 2 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Host: Talbot Bird Club. Leaders Vince DeSanctis, 410-886-2009, Jeff Effinger, (410-443-5016), and/or Jan Reese (410-745-2875)   Description: We will bird the Fairbanks and Black Walnut Point Road areas on Tilghman Island in search of late nesting species, plus early arriving southbound transient warblers, swallows, flycatchers, and vireos. Meet at north end of the Black Walnut Point parking lot.

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MA & PA Heritage Trail

September 3 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
MA & PA Heritage Trail-South End, 864 Smith Ln,, MD
Fallston, mary 21047
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Host: Harford Bird Club. Leader: Susan Hood, susanjhood@comcast.net or 410-937-7552. Description: Explore the southernmost segment of this popular walking trail, walking from Annie’s Playground towards Tollgate Road and back. Diverse habitat along the way promises a variety of birds. Meet at Annie’s Playground on Smith Ln off Connolly Rd in Fallston.

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Cromwell Valley Park Bird Walk

September 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 23, 2018

Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Parkville, MD 21234
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Host: Baltimore Bird Club Leader John Landers, 410-292-9549 or dado1bw@aol.com   Description: Continuing a series of casual fall walks to follow the progress of fall migration. Beginning birders welcome.   

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First Wednesday Walk at Fort McHenry

September 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until November 7, 2018

Fort McHenry, 2400 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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Host: Baltimore Bird Club Leader Mary Chetelat, 410-665-0769   Description: One of a series of morning surveys of bird activity at the Fort and wetland. Telescopes useful. Canceled in inclement weather. Park outside the main entrance gate, in lot on left, and meet at the gate.

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Birding the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area

September 6 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, South Wind Trail
Columbia, MD 21044 United States
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Host: Howard County Bird Club Leader Kurt Schwarz, krschwa1@verizon.net or 410-461-1643   Description: Moderate walking through wooded trails and along the river. Great area for migrants of all species. Field edges and thickets provide sparrow habitat. If time and birds warrant, we will also do the Trotter Rd Loop. Prepare for wet grass and mud on the trails. No facilities. Meet at the Clegg Meadow off Southwind Circle, Columbia.

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Wheaton Regional Park Birding

September 6 @ 8:00 am
Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20902 United States
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Host: Montgomery Bird Club   Description: Join us to look for migrant warblers, vireos and flycatchers. Reservations required. Limit 10. For more information about meeting time and place and for reservations email leaders Woody & Rae Dubois, dengue1@verizon.net

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Lake Artemesia Bird Walk

September 6 @ 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 Road and Ballew Avenue in Berwyn Heights. No reservations needed.

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Birding at Poplar Island

September 7
Poplar Island, 5
Bay Hundred, MD 21665 United States
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Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact Alan Young, 410-991-9300 or alnmyoung@aol.com   Description: Join us as we take this great opportunity to tour this magnificent island in the Chesapeake Bay. We will board in Tilghman Island at 9 AM, returning to dock at 1 PM. The island is a magnet for migrating shore birds and home to many species. We will stop for a late lunch at Chesapeake Landing. Trip is limited to 12 participants.  Meet at Bay 50 Shopping…

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Jug Bay Birding Trip

September 8 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 United States
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Host: Montgomery Bird Club joint trip with Audubon Naturalist Society Leaders Greg Kearns and John Bjerke. For more info, contact John at johnbjerke1@mac.com.   Description: Three-hour pontoon boat trip on the Patuxent followed by trail walk. Search for Sora, also migrant and resident songbirds and waterbirds. Boat trip can be cool and a bit damp. Bring fee of $5 per person (MD residents) or $7 (VA, DC residents) for park program. Registration required (20 person limit). Register online at ANShome.org/adults.…

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Overnight Trip to Dolly Sods and Canaan Valley

September 8 @ 8:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm

Host: Allegany/Garrett Bird Club Contact leaders Joe and Carol McDaniel at mcdanieljandc@gmail.com.   Description: Overnight Field Trip to Dolly Sods Bird Banding Station and the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Boardwalk, WV. Deadline to sign up is Sept 1.

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Garrett Island Paddle Outing

September 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Jean Roberts Park, 509 Otsego St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078 United States
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Mandares Creek Sanctuary - Osprey

Host: Harford Bird Club Leaders Colleen Webster, cwebster@harford.edu or 410-459-4577, and Sue Procell, procellmd@gmail.com or 443-417-4919   Description: Bring your kayak, canoe, stand-up, etc. to the Jean Roberts Park in Havre de Grace where we will launch and depart for Garrett Island just off shore in the middle of the Susquehanna River. We will circle the Island looking at Osprey, Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron and other creatures. If we are granted a permit, some walking on the island would…

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Bombay Hook Trip

September 9
Bombay Hook NWR, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road
Smyrna, DE 19977 United States
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Host: Talbot Bird Club Leader Charles Hopkins, 443-786-6332   Description: Always a great trip in search of migrating passerines, raptors, waders, shorebirds and possible early arriving waterfowl. Bring lunch, drinks and insect repellent. Depart Easton Acme parking lot at 6:30 AM.

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Rock Creek Park DC for Beginners

September 9 @ 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Rock Creek Park, 5200 Glover Road, NW
Washington, DC 20015 United States
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Host: Montgomery Bird Club For reservations (required) and directions call leader Wallace Kornack, 202-338-7859   Description: The focus will be on identifying migrant warblers, vireos and sparrows but we’ll also look closely at more common birds. Meet at Picnic Area 18 on Ridge Rd, ½ mile below the nature center.

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