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
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, email@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org,
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
16 (Sun.) - Perryman Area. Phil Powers (410-679-4116 or email@example.com)
will lead an expedition driving to various locations in the Perryman
area known to harbor interesting bird life from Horned Larks and
Pipits to waterfowl and shorebirds. Depart from the Aberdeen Walmart
parking lot (Rt. 40) at 8:00 AM.
November 22 (Sat.) - Sweet Air section of Gunpowder Falls State
Park. Explore a variety of trails that meander among pines, deciduous
woods, open fields, and riparian habitats. Meet at 8:30 AM in
the Dalton-Bevard Rd. parking area west of Routes 165 & 152.
The leader is Susan Hood (410-937-7552;(Susanjhood@comcast.net).
November 29 (Sat.) – Conowingo Eagle Watch. Meet at 8:00
AM at Fisherman’s Park below the dam. Expect more than 100
Bald Eagles and possibly a Golden Eagle (along with some buzzards).
There will also be waterfowl and early winter songbirds. Contact
leader Dennis Kirkwood (410-692-5905 or; firstname.lastname@example.org)
for more information.
December 7 ( Sun.) – Delaware Coast. Meet at the 155/I-95
Park and Ride at 6:30 AM. This trip will visit several hotspots
along the Delaware Bay for wintering specialties. Contact leader
Russ Kovach for further details (443-386-4787 or
December 13 (Sat.) – Swan Harbor Farm Park. Avian activity
will be surveyed with an emphasis on wintering waterfowl in this
preserved area near the upper bay. Meet at the parking lot at
the end of the driveway. Leaders are Josh Emm (410-937-6790; email@example.com
) and Matt Hafner (410-971-3203; firstname.lastname@example.org ).
December 27 (Sat.) - Christmas Bird Count. Contact Rick Cheicante
) to participate.
January 1, 2015 (Wed.) – Perryman Area. Celebrate the new
year/recover from New Year’s Eve by birding the always productive
Perryman Area with leader Phil Powers (410-679-4116 or email@example.com).
Meet at the Aberdeen Walmart parking lot at 8:30 AM.
January 10, 2015 (Sat.) – Feeder Tour. Join our annual feeder
tour to visit the private homes of a few of our members to survey
avian visitors to their bird feeders. While the birds enjoy some
of their favorite foods, tour guests will also have the opportunity
to enjoy some breakfast goodies. Reservations required. Locations
and hosts to be determined. Details and further information will
be provided via email and the HBC website.
10 (Sat.) Christmas Bird Count for Kids, Swan Harbor Farm, Havre
de Grace, 8:30AM-11:15AM.
Join us at Swan Harbor for Harford Youth Birding's first CBC4Kids!
We'll begin with binocular boot camp, then each participant, accompanied
by an adult, will be part of a team led by an experienced birder.
The team will record the number of bird species and individuals
along a route already mapped out for you. All teams will then
tally the results and we'll add the data to eBird. Teams will
be divided into two age groups: 4-7 and 8-16 years old. To register
or for more information, email Ruth Bergstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 443-752-1967. Scout or school groups welcome.
trip schedule compiled by Tom Gibson and Mary Trotta
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