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December 2019

Trip to Blackwater NWR

December 8
Blackwater NWR, 2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613 United States
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Host: Montgomery Bird Club Contact leader Mark England, 240-207-3132(home) or 240-375-4500 (cell), for meeting time and place. Description: Early waterfowl and lingering migrants plus late afternoon marsh watch. Brown-headed Nuthatch possible. Bring lunch and drinks. Reservations required. Limit 12.

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Trip to Cambridge Waterfront and Blackwater

December 8
Blackwater NWR, 2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613 United States
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Host: Baltimore Bird Club Leader Peter Lev, plev@comcast.net or 410-952-9426. Description: All-day trip to Maryland Eastern Shore. Two stops on Cambridge waterfront for ducks and other waterfowl. Then on to Blackwater for ducks, geese, swans, shorebirds and some land birds. American White Pelican and Brown-headed Nuthatch possible. All-day trip. Bring lunch, water, snacks. Scopes useful. Meet 7 AM at Nursery Road Park and Ride or 10:30 AM at Blackwater Visitor Center. Canceled in bad weather. Carpooling encouraged. Reserve your place…

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White Marsh Park Bird Trip

December 8 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
White Marsh Fields, 200 Bloomfield Farm Lane
Centreville, MD 21617 United States
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Host: Talbot Bird Club Leader Danny Poet (401-827-8651) Description: Over 300 acres of CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) of warm season grasses with adjacent wooded ravine will give us an opportunity to view a variety of species. Depart Easton Acme parking lot at 7 AM.

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Birding at Quiet Waters Park

December 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Blue Heron Center, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road
Annapolis, MD 21403 United States
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Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact Dotty Doherty, 443-926-3054 or dottyholcombdoherty@gmail.com Description: Join us for our monthly walk on paved paths through habitat that includes mature deciduous forest, wood edges, mowed fields, wetlands, and a native plant garden, along with sweeping views of the open waters of the South River and Harness Creek.

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Birding at Marshy Point Nature Center

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Rd
Baltimore, MD 21220 United States
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Host: Baltimore Bird Club. Leaders: Brent and Mary Byers, 410-686-7294 or baypuffin@hotmail.com. Description: Easy half-day walk through varied habitats for feeder birds and other songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl. Half-mile trail leads to point overlooking Dundee Creek. Recommended for young birders and their parents. Boots advisable, telescopes useful.

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Birding at Patuxent

December 14
National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Laurel, MD 20708 United States
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Host: YMOS Email George Radcliffe, radclifg@gmail.com, of your intent to go at least 2 weeks in advance of the trip. Description: We will combine a morning trip with a workshop on Breeding Bird Atlas Protocols.

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Birding at Patterson Park

December 14 @ 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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Talbot Landings and Fields Bird Trip

December 15 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
MD United States

Host: Talbot County Bird Club Leader Charles Hopkins (443-786-6332) Description: In the past we have seen large numbers of pipits, horned larks and sparrows along the roads and landings. Depart Easton Acme parking lot at 7 AM.

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Birding at Lake Artemesia

December 19 @ 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 3 pm at parking lot at intersection of Berwyn Rd. and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  No reservations needed.

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Trip to Blackwater NWR

December 21
Blackwater NWR, 2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613 United States
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Host: Frederick Bird Club Contact leader Kathy Calvert, 301-810-5677 for meeting time and location Description: Search for wintering waterfowl at Maryland’s premier wildlife refuge. Mostly driving with frequent stops. Scopes helpful.

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Birding at Governor Bridge Natural Area

December 21 @ 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 For more information contact Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com Description: Monthly walk. Meet at the Natural Area parking lot on the south side of Governor Bridge Rd., 1 mile east of Route 301. No reservations needed.

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Saturday Morning Monitoring Walk at Fort McHenry

December 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort McHenry, 2400 E Fort Ave
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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Host: Baltimore Bird Club Leader David Sandler, 410-370-0747. Alternate contact Wendy Alexander, 443-204-3754. Description: Continuing survey of bird activity at the Fort. Telescopes useful. Canceled in bad weather. Meet outside of park front gates and park at lot on left hand side.

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Howard Waterfowl Search

December 21 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
MD United States

Host: Howard County Bird Club Leader Kurt Schwarz, kurtschwarz4@gmail.com or 410-461-1643 Description: Plan to visit the Columbia lakes search for gulls, ducks, grebes, loons and other waterfowl Easy walking involved. Plan to carpool. Bring lunch and drinks. Scopes helpful. Facilities available. Meet at Broken Land Parkway P&R west side.

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Birding at Loch Raven

December 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loch Raven Point, Loch Raven Drive
Phoenix, MD 21131 United States
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Host: Baltimore Bird Club Leaders Debbie Terry, 443-578-8243 or dterry12@verizon.net and Kevin Graff, keyweststyle2001@gmail.com. Description: Morning trip to see ducks, grebes, coots, and other water birds. Scopes useful. Trip canceled in snow, rain, or slippery conditions. RSVP required in case trip is canceled.

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Bird Walk at Patuxent South Tract

December 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Patuxent Research Refuge – Visitor Center – South Tract, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Laurel, MD 20708 United States
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Host: Patuxent Bird Club/PGAS For further information, contact the leader, Ken Cohen, at kvulture@aol.com. Description: One of a series of walks to explore the seasonal variations in bird use of the habitats at South Tract. Be prepared to walk up to 2 miles. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Target species include migrating warblers, flycatchers, vireos, sparrows. Meet at 7:30 AM in the parking lot of the National Wildlife Visitor Center off Powder Mill Rd.; bear left on…

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January 2020

Earliest Bird Walk – Georgetown Reservoir and DC/VA Hotspots

January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Georgetown Reservoir DC 20007 United States + Google Map

Host: Montgomery Bird Club For reservations contact leader Mike Bowen, dhmbowen@yahoo.com or 301-530-5764. Description: Start the New Year right. Meet at 8 a.m. at Georgetown Reservoir, D.C., by the gate leading to the dike between the pools. Itinerary will be different this year due to new parking restrictions along the route. Reservations required. Strict limit: 20 participants who absolutely must be prepared to carpool. (No singletons!)

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Start Your Year List

January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt. Pleasant Farm, 10520 Old Frederick Rd
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Host: Howard County Bird Club Leader Kurt Schwarz, krschwa1@verizon.net or 410-461-1643 Description: Easy walking on woodland trails. Plan to carpool to different locations to find as many species as possible. The one day of the year where every bird is new! Facilities available. Meet at the Howard Conservancy – Mount Pleasant Farm.

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Birding at North Point SP

January 1, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
North Point State Park, 8400 North Point Rd
Edgemere, MD 21219 United States
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Host: Baltimore Bird Club Leader Kevin Graff, keyweststyle2001@gmail.com. Description: Start the New Year birding. Varied habitats including marsh, woods and beach. Expect waterfowl, sparrows and raptors. Scopes useful. Advise boots if we have had a lot of rain. Entrance fee $4 unless you have pass.

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Bird Walk, First Day Hike C&O Canal Terminus

January 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Western MD Railroad Station, 13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD 21502 United States
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Host: Allegany/Garrett Counties Bird Club Contact Raquel Ketterman at raquelketterman@verizon.net or 301-268-6746. Description: First Day Hike is co-hosted with Allegany Center for Life-Long Learning. Meet at the mule statue at Cumberland's Western MD Railroad Station. Walk as far as you wish on the canal looking for winter waterfowl, bald eagles and other winter birds.

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Birding at Lake Artemesia

January 2, 2020 @ 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 3 pm at parking lot at intersection of Berwyn Rd. and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights.  No reservations needed.

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