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
23 (Sat.) - HUMMINGBIRD BANDING Watch from the expansive porch
of Diane Jones’s home overlooking beautiful gardens as experienced
bird bander, Bruce Peterjohn, skillfully and delicately bands
our smallest bird. Contact Diane for details, directions and best
viewing times. (410-404-9180; firstname.lastname@example.org).
30 (Sat.) - HARFORD GLEN WILDLIFE SEARCH The Glen is always beautiful
and offers diverse habitat in a compact area. Do not miss the
varied wildlife and avian species found in this Harford County
gem. Our two experienced and knowledgeable leaders who will help
you find and appreciate the herps, insects, mammals and birds
that this exceptional site offers are Scott McDaniel of the Susquehannock
Wildlife Society and Matt Hafner of the Harford Bird Club. Join
them in the parking lot of the Glen at 9:00 AM. Contact Matt Hafner
for further information.
6 (Sat.) - HUMMINGBIRD HAPPY HOUR The shaded porch, the views
of lovely gardens with attractive plantings, tasty snacks, refreshing
beverages, convivial camaraderie and the swarms of Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds make this a truly unique and pleasant afternoon.
Diane Jones is our gracious host welcoming us at 5:00 PM. Contact
her (410-404-9180; email@example.com)
for details and directions. Contributions to the snacks and refreshments
welcome but not necessary.
13 (Sat.) - SHOREBIRD SEARCH Dennis Kirkwood leads the search
for shorebirds along the shores of Harford County. Beginners looking
to improve their identification skills will find this trip very
informative. Experienced birders will have the opportunity to
search for rarities. All will enjoy this morning trip starting
at the parking lot near the launch ramp of Tydings Park in Havre
de Grace at 7:30 AM. Scopes helpful but not required. Contact
Dennis (410-692-5905; firstname.lastname@example.org).
27 (Sat.) - ANNUAL PICNIC Join us for pit beef and many other
traditional picnic dishes at the Pavilion at Eden Mill. Details
5 (Mon.) - MA & PA TRAIL Stroll a portion of this popular
trail, walking from Annie’s Playground towards Tollgate
Road in search of early migrants and local residents. The diverse
habitats along the way promise a good variety of species. Meet
at the parking lot near Annie’s Playground on Smith Lane
off Connolly Road in Fallston at 7:00 AM. The leader is Susan
Hood (410-937-7552; email@example.com).
10 (Sat.) - DAYS COVE Back by popular demand, this trip to the
rarely visited Dave’s Cove area promises to provide an enjoyable
outing in beautiful habitat filled with a variety of birds. Experienced
leader Phil Powers will guide you. Contact him at (410-679-4116;
Meet at the Joppatowne Plaza parking lot near the Pizza Hut off
Joppa Farm Road at 7:30 AM.
17 - FALL BIRD COUNT Contact the local compiler, Rick Cheicante,
to participate in this opportunity to measure birdlife in our
or 410-803-2712. Feeder counters welcome.
18 (Sun.) - CROMWELL VALLEY PARK Meet at 7:30 AM at the commuter
lot on the west side of Rt.152 (Fallston Rd.) just north of Rt.147
(Harford Road). Veterans Phil Powers (410-679-4116; firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Dave Larkin (410-569-8319; email@example.com)
will lead you to this Baltimore County birding gem with beautiful
trails and meandering streams.
25 (Sun.) - FALL BIRDS AND BLOOMS AT LADEW GARDENS Meet at 7:30
AM in the Ladew Topiary Gardens main parking lot. Rachel Hebert
and Sue Procell are the leaders for this morning stroll through
the gardens to look for fall migrants, while enjoying the beautiful
22 acres of gardens. Pre-registration is preferred for this trip;
gates will close behind us. Contact Rachel (firstname.lastname@example.org;
443-299-8384) or Sue (email@example.com;
trip schedule compiled by Tom Gibson and Mary Trotta
1 (Sat.) – Kayak/Canoe Trip at Perryman Town Park - Join
experienced birder and water sports enthusiast, Colleen Webster,
at 9:00 AM at the Stump Point launch site for a lovely paddle
at the top of the Bay. Mill Creek and Furnace Bay are beautiful,
pristine, protected flat water sites that make for a very enjoyable
paddle and, hopefully, good birding. Osprey and Bald Eagles are
almost guaranteed and the wooded shoreline hosts a variety of
song birds. If we are lucky, some early migratory waterfowl may
also be present and fall colors should be beginning to appear.
Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards welcome. Contact Colleen at (410-459-4577
- No text messages, please; firstname.lastname@example.org)
for further info and weather issues.
8 (Sat.) – Turkey Point – The view from the Turkey
Point peninsula during the southern migration of raptors and other
birds is spectacular. the Northeast River on the north west side,
the Chesapeake Bay to the South and the Elk River to the east
funnel the flocks right overhead in a concentrated flow. It is
prime viewing for birders and a prime view of the headwaters of
the Bay. If you are interested in carpooling from Harford County
or would like help finding the location, meet Phil Powers (410-679-4116;
at the Park and Ride (Rt.155 near the Havre de Grace exit of I-95)
at 7:00 AM. Sue Procell (443-417-4919; email@example.com)
will meet everyone at the Turkey Point parking lot of Elk Neck
State Park at 7:30 AM. The Cecil County Bird Club’s annual
BIG SIT may be happening that day so parking may be limited.
15 (Sat). – Rocks State Park - Spend the morning on the
trails of this Deer Creek Woodland to enjoy the late fall avian
spectacle. Gather at the Ranger station parking lot on Rocks Chrome
Hill Rd. at 7:30 AM. The leader is Mark Magnani (410-838-1778;
22 (Sat.) - Windmill Hill Farm – Meet at Churchville Elementary
at 7:30 AM for a first ever visit by the Club to this private
farm to look for late migrants in various habitats. Leaders are
Diane Jones (410-404-9180; Diane.firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dave Webb
30 (Sun.) – Bombay Hook – Meet at the 155/I-95 Park
and Ride at 7:00 AM for a fall visit to one of the East Coast’s
best sites for shorebirds and waterfowl. Also, the Park is beautiful
at this time of year. Pack a lunch and drink. Contact the leader,
Dave Larkin (410-569-8319; email@example.com),
for additional information.
NOVEMBER 5 (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 trip begins at 7:30
AM at the parking lot at the end of the driveway. Contact leader,
Matt Haffner (410-971-3203; firstname.lastname@example.org).
The co-leader is Matt Addicks.
NOVEMBER 12 (Sat). – Harford Wild Card Waterfowl Tour –
The leader, Dave Webb, will determine trip sites based on recent
sightings. Contact Dave (410-939-3537; email@example.com)
for specific details about start time and location as well as
possible sightings. The co-leader will be John Rinker
NOVEMBER 19 (Sat.) The Wild Turkey is America's iconic symbol
of Thanksgiving and always a thrilling sighting for all birders.
Given the elusive and shy nature of this bird, no guarantees can
be made, but we are confident that many other birds will be seen,
and can guarantee that any trek through the varied habitats of
Eden Mill will reveal nature’s abundant beauty at its best.
Join Susan Hood (410-937-7552; firstname.lastname@example.org)
at 8:30 AM in the lower parking lot by the pavilion.
NOVEMBER 26 (Sat.) – Conowingo Eagle Watch – Meet
at 8:00 AM at Fisherman’s Park below the dam. Look for a
possible Golden Eagle among the more than 100 Bald Eagles (along
with a few buzzards). There will also be waterfowl and early winter
songbirds. Contact leader Dennis Kirkwood (410-692-5905; Newarkfarms@gmail.com).
DECEMBER 10 (Sat.) – Delaware Coast - Depending on recent
sightings, several waterfowl and shorebird “hot spots”
will be visited along the coast of the Delaware River and Bay.
Meet at the Havre de Grace commuter parking lot near the I-95
exit along Rt. 155. Contact Russ Kovach for details. (443-386-4787;
DECEMBER 31 (Sat.) - Christmas Count - Contact the compiler, Rick
Cheicante (410-803-2712; email@example.com),
JANUARY 1 (Sun.) – Perryman Area – Celebrate the New
Year/recover from New Year’s Eve with a walk through the
always productive Perryman Area with leader Phil Powers (410-679-4116;
Meet at the Aberdeen Wal-Mart parking lot off Rt. 40 at 8:30 AM.
JANUARY 14 (Sat.) – Feeder Tour – Join our annual
feeder tour to visit the private homes of a few of our members
to survey avian visitors at their bird feeders and to get some
new ideas for attracting a variety of birds to your yard. Light
refreshments will be served. Join us for winter birding from a
cozy and warm spot with good friends. Final details to follow
via email and the Club website.
JANUARY. 21 (Sat.) – Conowingo Eagle Watch – Meet
at 8:00 AM at Fisherman’s Park below the dam. Bring your
camera for a chance at many excellent shots of large numbers of
Eagles along with other shorebirds and waterfowl. The leader is
Dave Webb (410-939-3537; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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