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
13 (Sat.) - Emory Knoll Farm. Come explore a unique farm in Northern
Harford County during peak fall migration. Emory Knoll Farm grows
plants that end up on "green" roofs. Expect lots of
fall migrants and maybe a few surprises. Meet at 7:30 AM at the
park and ride at the intersection of Routes 543 and 165. Leader
is Dennis Kirkwood (410-692-5905 or email@example.com).
20 (Sat)– Fall Count. Contact Rick Cheicante for details
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; firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
email@example.com, or 410-510-7504.
28 (Sun) – Perryville and Elkton – Meet leaders Dave
and Phil Powers (9410-679-4116; firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
4 (Sat.) - Swan Harbor Farm Park. This preserved area near the
upper bay provides prime habitat for waterfowl, song birds, and
marsh and field birds. The field trip begins at 7:30 AM at the
parking lot at the end of the drive-way. Contact leaders Josh
Emm (410-937-6790; email@example.com
) or Matt Hafner (firstname.lastname@example.org;
410-971-3203) for further information.
11 (Sat.) – Rocks State Park. Spend the morning on the trails
of this Deer Creek woodland to enjoy the mid-fall avian spectacle.
Fall foliage should also add to the enjoyment of this hike. Gather
at the ranger station parking lot on Rocks Chrome Hill Rd. at
7:30 AM. The leader is Dennis Kirkwood (410-692-5905; Newarkfarms@gmail.com).
18 (Sat.) – Havre de Grace kayaking for birds. We will launch
kayaks from Tydings Park to maneuver for better views of waterfowl,
shorebirds, and other birds along this shoreline of the upper
bay. Meet leaders Sue Procell and Colleen Webster there at 8:30
AM. Reservations required. Contact Colleen (email@example.com
or 410-459-4577) for information about kayak rental, reservations,
or other details.
19 (Sun.) - Cromwell Valley Park. Expect surprises during late
fall migration at this beautiful Baltimore County park. Meet at
7:00 AM at the Park and Ride on Fallston Rd. ( Rt.152) just north
of Harford Road (Rt. 147). The co-leaders are Dave Larkin (410-569-8319;
firstname.lastname@example.org ) and
Phil Powers (410-679-4116; email@example.com
25 (Sat.) – Turkey Point Owl/Hawk Watch. We have planned
a double raptor treat with this trip. Bird bander Ken Heselton
will meet the group at 5:30 AM at his motor home that will be
parked in the Turkey Point Trail parking lot of Elk Neck State
Park. If he has had a successful night netting and banding owls
he will be able to show us examples of these always fascinating
nocturnal birds. There are few experiences more memorable in birding
than seeing an owl in hand. For those for whom the owling is a
bit too early, we will regroup at 7:00 AM in the same parking
lot and bird our way along the trail until reaching the lighthouse
at Turkey Point with its spectacular views of the North East River
and the Susquehanna Flats , the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay.
Looking up, it is also a wonderful place to see raptors as they
work their way south. If you are not familiar with the route,
call for directions. Meet leaders Mark Magnani (410-838-1778;
and Josh Emm (410-937-6790, firstname.lastname@example.org)
at the Turkey Point Lighthouse parking area. Please contact a
leader to let them know if you are attending since they will be
waiting at the trail parking lot at either 5:30 AM (owls) or 7:00
AM (General birding).
31 (Fri.) – Owl Prowl. Join Dave Webb (email@example.com,
410-939-3537) in the search for some nocturnal birds of prey.
Contact the leader for details shortly before the trip.
November 8 (Sat.) – Rocks State Park. Spend the morning
on the trails of beautiful Rocks State Park looking for late fall/early
winter woodland species Gather at the ranger station parking area
on Rocks Chrome Hill Rd. at 8:00 AM. The leader is Mark Magnani
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