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August 2019

Trip to Bombay Hook

August 24
Bombay Hook NWR, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road
Smyrna, DE 19977 United States
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Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact: Dale Murphy at 410-798-6345 or murphy_dale@msn.com   Description: Shore bird migration should be happening! Don’t miss this opportunity to see the returning shorebirds, including Stilt Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, and possibly Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper. Best time of year for American Golden Plover. American Avocets should be returning, along with both Dowitchers and Black- bellied Plover. Possible Glossy and White Ibis. Pack a lunch, and bring sunscreen and bug repellent. Meet at Bay 50…

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Birding at Patterson Park

August 24 @ 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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Ocean Pelagic Trip

August 24 @ 10:00 pm - August 25 @ 4:00 pm
Lewes, DE Lewes, DE United States + Google Map

Host: YMOS Contact George Radcliffe (radclifg@gmail.com).   Description: Overnight trip departing Lewes, DE at 10 PM. This is not a regularly scheduled trip, but a stipend for 3 students to attend is available.

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Searching for Shorebirds

August 25 @ 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
MD United States

Host: Talbot Bird Club Leader Vince DeSanctis (410-886-2009)   Description: We will likely go where the birds are. Likely spots would be the Hurlock Turf Farm or wet fields in Dorchester or Wicomico Counties. Depart Easton Acme parking lot at 6:30 AM.

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Birding at Cromwell Valley Park

August 27 @ 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.

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Trip to Bombay Hook NWR

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bombay Hook NWR, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road
Smyrna, DE 19977 United States
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Host: Kent County Bird Club. Contact Walter Ellison & Nancy Martin, 410-778-9568 or borealdee@gmail.com. Description: The salt marshes of Delaware Bay host large numbers of herons, shorebirds, waterfowl, gulls, and raptors, while there may be warblers and other migrants in roadside thickets. Bring lunch. Meet at Dollar General parking lot off Philosopher's Terrace, Chestertown at 8 AM.

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September 2019

Birding on Black Walnut Point, Tilghman Island

September 1 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Host: Talbot Bird Club Leaders Jan Reese (410-745-2875) and/or Jeff Effinger (410-443-5016) Description: Traditional spot for migrant passerines. Meet at the north end of the Black Walnut Point parking lot. Join us when you can, leave when you want. We stay in this area and should be easy to find if you come later. Depart Easton Acme parking lot at 6:30 AM.

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Dick Smith Memorial Butterfly Walk

September 1 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Elkhorn Garden Plots, 6634 Oakland Mills Rd
Columbia, MD United States
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Host: Howard County Bird Club Leader Linda Hunt, raven10322@hotmail.com Description: Enjoy searching for late-summer butterflies with instruction on their identification. Easy walking on mowed paths around the community garden plots and Elkhorn meadow. We will continue on paved paths and mowed areas near the right-of-way alongside open, flowery wet meadows and brushy hillsides. Bring close-focus binoculars to view nectaring behavior. Cancelled if raining or overcast. No facilities.

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Bird Banding at Eden Mill

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road
Pylesville, MD 21132 United States
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Host: Harford Bird Club Contact Mark Johnson at 410-692-5978 or marksjohnson2@gmail.com if more information is desired. Description: Long time bird bander and accomplished birder and naturalist, Dr. Mark Johnson, and his able crew of volunteers will demonstrate banding and scientific data collection with actual in-hand birds. This is a great way to get close looks at birds that can be seen only from a distance or through dense leaves and branches. It is a fascinating wildlife experience for children and…

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Cromwell Valley Park Bird Walk

September 3 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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 migration. Beginning birders welcome.

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First Wednesday at Fort McHenry

September 4 @ 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 Mary Chetelat, 410-665-0769 (alternate contact Wendy Alexander, 443-204-3754). Description: Continuing a series of monthly morning surveys of bird activity at the Fort and wetland. Telescopes useful. Canceled in inclement weather. Meet outside of park front gates, and park at lot on left hand side. Park outside the main entrance gate, in lot on left, and meet at the gate.

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Birding at Wheaton Regional Park

September 5 @ 12:00 am
Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20902 United States
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Host: Montgomery Bird Club For more information about meeting time and place and for reservations email leaders Woody & Rae Dubois, dengue1@verizon.net Description: Join us to look for migrant warblers, vireos and flycatchers. Reservations required. Limit 10.

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Birding at Middle Patuxent Environmental Area

September 5 @ 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 John Harris, jaybee.harris@gmail.com or 843-592-4051 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.

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Birding at Lake Artemesia

September 5 @ 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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Swift Watch in Downtown Salisbury

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wicomico County Court House, 101 N Division St
Salisbury, MD 21801 United States
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Host: Tri-County Bird Club Contact Nancy Roisum, nroisum@gmail.com or 410-845-8347 Description: Meet in front of the Wicomico County Courthouse, fifteen minutes before sunset, to watch swifts enter a roosting site through chimney at the courthouse.

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Bird Walk, Friends Delight at Sang Run

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sang Run, Friend’s Delight, 3751 Sang Run Road
McHenry, MD 21541 United States
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Host: Allegany/Garrett Counties Bird Club Contact Melissa Hensel at mjhensel@yahoo.com or 240-362-1086 Description: Bird walk will be led by Park Ranger. Meet at the Youghiogheny boat launch parking lot.

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Field Trip, Dolly Sods, WV

September 7 - September 8
Dolly Sods Bird Banding Station, Forest Road 75
Davis, WV 26260 United States
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Host: Allegany/Garrett Counties Bird Club Contact Carol McDaniel at mcdanieljandc@gmail.com Description: Overnight trip to the Dolly Sods Bird Banding Station and Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Boardwalk in Davis WV, RSVP required.

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Patuxent River Park, Jug Bay Natural Area

September 7 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Patuxent River Park – Jug Bay Natural Area, 16000 Croom Airport Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 United States
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Host: Montgomery Bird Club Leaders Greg Kearns and Karen Fairweather. For more information, contact Marta Wagner, wagmara@yahoo.com Description: Joint trip with Audubon Naturalist Society. Three-hour pontoon boat trip on the Patuxent followed by trail walk. Search for Sora, also migrant and resident songbirds and waterbirds. Meet at park entrance gate. Bring fee of $7 per person for park program; boat trip can be cool and a bit damp. Registrations required (20-person limit). Register online at ANShome.org/adults.

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Birding at Fran Uhler Natural Area

September 7 @ 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) for more information. Description: Monthly walk. Meet at east end of Lemon’s Bridge Road, off Route 197 just north of Bowie State University. No reservations needed.

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Paddling at Jean Roberts Park

September 7 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Jean Roberts Park, 509 Otsego St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078 United States
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Host: Harford Bird Club Leaders are Colleen Webster (410-459-4577 or cwebster@harford.edu) and Sue Procell (443-417-4919 or procellmd@gmail.com). Description: An early morning paddle during a beautiful time of the year. The actual course will be determined by wind, current strength and what birds are being seen and where.

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