Carroll County Bird Club

The Carroll County Bird Club was founded in 1979.  Early meetings were held in members’ homes.  Today, the club meets at the Carroll Nonprofit Center which is located at 225 Clifton Boulevard in Westminster, Maryland.

Visit the Carroll County Bird Club Website

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm, September through December and February through May at the Carroll Nonprofit Center, 255 Clifton Blvd., Westminster, MD. There is no charge for attending these informative programs. Refreshments are served.

Michelle Hudgins (

Maggie Kunz

Amy Hoffman

Scott Hodgdon

State Director
Maggie Kunz

Interested in birds? Check out the Carroll County Bird Club!

  • Monthly meetings featuring a guest speaker are scheduled to meet the interests of the members.
  • Guided bird walks are held throughout the year.

Our calendar of meetings and bird walks.

To join or renew membership, you may do so online, below, or fill out the CCBC Application and send the form with a check for the appropriate fee to:

Carroll County Bird Club
c/o Amy Hoffman, Treasurer
7263 Norris Ave.
Sykesville, MD 21784

Make check payable to “Carroll County Bird Club”.

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*** New members joining online after March 1 will be extended to August of next year after processing. ***

Carroll County Bird Club Membership - Individual
$25 for membership September 1 - August 31.
Carroll County Bird Club Membership - Household
$30 for membership September 1 - August 31.
Carroll County Bird Club Membership - Junior (under age 18)
$10 for membership September 1 - August 31.
Carroll County Bird Club Membership - Affiliated Member
$5 for membership September 1 - August 31. Membership for those who are members of another, primary MOS chapter.
Carroll County Bird Club Membership - Life

Carroll County Birding Hotspots

  1. Piney Run Park – A great variety of birds can be seen at Piney Run.  Many ducks winter on the lake.  The Park is also home to an active bald eagle nest.  Summer brings herons, ospreys and many other birds to the lake.
  2. Morgan Run Natural Environment Area – Many song bird species can be found here but it is best know for it’s large population of woodcocks in early March.
  3. Hashawa Environmental Center – This large park in the northern part of the county is home to many birds.
  4. Lake Jiffy – Lake Jiffy, along with the pond next to it and the open field across the street is a good spot to stop to look for birds. Driving north from Westminster toward Gettysburg on Route 97, you turn right at the Tevco Station. The road is called Magna Way.  You can park at the Tevco Station itself or drive up the little pull-off on the right just past the station where the yellow pilings are.
  5. Union Mills Homestead – Audubon Slept Here…No, Really…Well Maybe.
  6. Kridler’s Schoolhouse Road –  Regardless of the time of year you plan to visit or the way in which you decide to travel it, Kridler’s Schoolhouse Road is definitely one of Carroll County’s Birding Hot Spots and well worth a visit.
  7. Halter Road & Study Pond –  Just a short distance away  from Union Mills Wetlands are these two other very productive locations
  8. Pine Valley Park – A hidden gem in Manchester
  9. Union Mills Wetlands – A relatively small wetland  extending from Brown Road back to Big Pipe Creek.   Depending on the time of year and the amount of rain, the list of birds  you may see there will vary.
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