Bird Club Field Trips

Here are the Harford Bird Club field trips for the next few weeks. If you would like further information about a particular field trip, please contact Tom Gibson.

July 19 (Sat.) Harford Glen. – 8-9:30AM, Monthly bird walk for youth and beginners. We’ll take our time walking along the wetlands, streams, and meadows and learn the basics of bird identification. Meet at the fish pond. Binoculars are available to loan. Contact Ruth Bergstrom (443-752-1967; ruthb22@yahoo.com) with questions.

July 20 (Sun.) – Bombay Hook. Shorebird migration at this time of year offers a fine prospect for a rarity or two along with the usual wealth of shorebird activity at Bombay Hook. Meet at 7:00 AM at the 155/95 Park and Ride. Leader is Dave Larkin (410-569-8319; larkin3001@comcast.net)

July 26 – Hummingbird banding. Watch as experienced bander, Bruce Peterjohn, skillfully and delicately bands our smallest bird. The Event will be hosted by Diane Jones at her home. Contact Diane (410-404-9180); diane.v.jones@ssa.gov for directions and details.

August 2 (Sat.) - Harford County Shorebird Search. Explore several Harford County shorelines to see a variety of Shorebirds and waterfowl. Beginners interested in learning the basics of shorebird identification and experienced watchers searching for rarities will enjoy this morning trip. Meet at 7:30 AM at Tydings Park in Havre de Grace. For more information contact either co-leader; Dennis Kirkwood (410-692-5905); newarkfarms@gmail.com) or Josh Emm (410-937-6790; (apistopanchax@gmail.com )

August 9 (Sat.) – Hummingbird Happy Hour. Bring your favorite snack and beverage to enjoy and share during this Ruby-throated Hummingbird show time. Meet at the home of Diane Jones at 5:00 PM. Call Diane for directions and info. (410-404-9180; diane.v.jones@ssa.gov ) .

August 16 (Sat.) Harford Glen – 8-9:30AM, Monthly bird walk for youth and beginners. We’ll take our time walking along the wetlands, streams, and meadows and learn the basics of bird identification. Meet at the fish pond. Binoculars are available to loan. Contact Ruth Bergstrom (443-752-1967; ruthb22@yahoo.com) with questions.

August 23 (Sat.) - Susquehanna State Park: Birds and Blooms. Join Colleen Webster and Eric Vangrin for this late summer stroll to look for wildflowers, butterflies and dragonflies, and early fall migrants. Meet at the parking area at the confluence of Deer Creek and the Susquehanna River just north of Rock Run Mill at 7:30AM. Contact Colleen at 410-459-4577, or cwebster@harford.edu with any questions.

August 30 (Sat.) Annual picnic at Eden Mill Pavilion – 1:00 PM

September 6 (Sat.) – Ma and Pa Trail. 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 Lane off Connolly Road in Fallston at 7:00 AM. The leader is Susan Hood (410-877-0574; susanjhood@comcast.net ).

September 13 (Sat.) – Eden Mill Park Bird-Banding. A bird-banding operation offers the possibility for up-close examination of such exotic pecies as Magnolia Warbler, American Redstart, or Black & White Warbler. When banding expert, Dr. Mark Johnson, retrieves captured birds for data ollection and banding you will have a unique opportunity to appreciate the beauty, identifying markings and personalities of each variety. Meet at the Joe Vangrin Banding Pavilion on Eden Mill Road at 8:00AM. (Phone or e-mail queries: 410-692-5978; Mark.Steven.Johnson@comcast.net ).

Sept. 14 (Sun)– Fall Count. Contact Rick Cheicante for details (410-803-2712; rcheicante@cs.com ).

September 20 (Sat.) Harford Glen – 8-9:30AM, Monthly bird walk for youth and beginners. We’ll take our time walking along the wetlands, streams, and meadows and learn the basics of bird identification. Meet at the fish pond. Binoculars are available to loan. Contact Ruth Bergstrom (443-752-1967; ruthb22@yahoo.com) with questions.

Sept. 20 (Sat)- Susquehanna State Park. Visit this ornithological treasure trove to marvel at the resident populations embellished by the hit or missfall migrants. Leader is Tim Houghton. Meet at 8:00AM at the Rock Run Mill parking area. The group is limited to the first 15 who contact Tim at thoughton@loyola.edu, or 410-510-7504.

Sept. 28 (Sun) – Perryville and Elkton – Meet leaders Dave Larkin(410-569-8319;dlarkin@towson.edu) and Phil Powers (9410-679-4116; birdsinmd@verizon.net) at the Park and Ride ( Rt. 155 off of I-95 near Havre de Grace) at 7:00AM. Two little known but great birding parks with diverse habitat will be visited. Expect lots of waterfowl, raptors and songbirds.

Field trip schedule compiled by Tom Gibson and Mary Trotta

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