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
6 (Thurs.) – Timberdoodle Search. Meet at 6:15 pm
at the Sweet Air section of Gunpowder State Park. Take Greene
Road, either SW from Rt. 165 or NE from Rt. 145 to Moores Road,
then SW on Dalton-Bevard Road into the park; can also go S on
Moores Road from Hess Road. Join leaders Mark Johnson (410-692-5978;
firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joyce Browning (443-966-0249;
email@example.com)to witness the spectacle of the American Woodcock
March 9 (Sun.) – Swan Harbor Farm Park.
This Harford County gem with three impoundments, a commanding
view of the Chesapeake Bay, wooded trails, and open fields has
developed into a fine location for a broad spectrum of bird life,
including waterfowl, marsh specialties, raptors, and sparrows.
Meet at 8:00 AM (be careful to set your clocks for daylight savings
time – it begins on this day) at the parking lot adjacent
to the Agricultural Education Center (near end of driveway). Leaders
are Josh Emm (410-937-6790; (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Tom
Gibson (410-734-4135; email@example.com).
March 13 (Thurs.) - Timberdoodle Search. Join
this evening watch for one of our most interesting (and elusive!)
birds, the American Woodcock, as it performs its mating sky dance.
Meet at 7:15 PM at the Sweet Air location of the Gunpowder State
Park (see March 6, above, for directions). The leaders are Mark
Johnson (410-692-5978; firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joyce Browning
March 23 (Sun.) – Harford Glen. Meet
at the entrance gate of the Glen (west end of Wheel Road) at 7:30AM.
Begin this tour with sightings from the parking lot, then proceed
to survey the triple riparian habitats of Atkisson Reservoir,
the faster flowing Winter's Run, and tributary Plumtree Run. Add
the woodland trails and some open meadow to offer great opportunities
for good birding. Co-leaders are Phil Powers (410-679-4116; email@example.com)
and Dave Larkin (410-569-8319; firstname.lastname@example.org).
– Eden Mill Nature Center. Survey the late winter/early
spring bird life along this prime segment of Deer Creek. Meet
co-leaders Susan Hood (email@example.com; (410-937-7552)
and Bob Werrlein (410-692-5180; firstname.lastname@example.org) at 7:00 AM
at the Eden Mill Nature Center at the pavilion parking lot on
Eden Mill Road.
April 5 (Sat.)
- Susquehanna State Park. Meet at the Lapidum Landing boat launch
area at 8:00 AM for a morning scan of the river for waterfowl
and eagle flyovers. Other possibilities include Little Gull and
Black-headed Gull. Additional areas of the park to be visited
will depend on conditions and recent sightings. The leader is
Dennis Kirkwood (410-692-5905; email@example.com ).
April 12 (Sat.) – Swan Harbor Farm
Park. This is a premier location for a wide variety of bird life,
many species difficult to find elsewhere in Harford County. Meet
at 7:00 AM for the interesting early morning activity. Park in
the lot adjacent to the Agricultural Education Center (near end
of driveway). Leader is Dave Webb (410-939-3537 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 25 (Fri.) – Jerusalem Mill.
Visit this appealing stretch of the Little Gunpowder River marking
Harford's western border. Meet at the Mill on Jerusalem Road (not
far west of Rt. 152) at 7:30 AM. The leader is Phil Powers (410-679-4116
April 26 (Sat.) – Susquehanna State
Park –Birds and flowers. An ideal time to enjoy emerging
wildflowers, early migrant songbirds, and lingering winter visitors.
Meet at the parking area at the confluence of Deer Creek and the
Susquehanna River just north of Rock Run Mill at 8:00 AM. The
leaders are Colleen Webster (410-459-4577; email@example.com
) and Sue Procell (410-676-6602; firstname.lastname@example.org).
May 3 (Sat.) -- Sixth Annual Epic Birding
Contest. (Inclement weather date, Sun., May 4) – The previous
5 competitions have been well-attended and good fun. So make room
on your calendar to join us at Susquehanna State Park. We'll meet
at the Rock Run Mill at 6:30 AM for team selections and rules
review. Counting will begin at 6:45 AM and end at 11:30 AM. A
rally celebration will occur at approximately 12 noon at the Laurrapin
Restaurant in Havre de Grace. Family members and others are welcome
to join the contestants for the celebration. Coordinators are
Tom Gibson (410-734-4135; email@example.com ) and Sue Procell
(410-676-6602; firstname.lastname@example.org ).
May 10 (Sat.) – Statewide May Count. Help Harford County
contribute to this important data collection day and monitor migration
throughout our locale. Contact the coordinator, Rick Cheicante
(410-803-2712 or email@example.com ) for assignments.
Field trip schedule compiled by Tom Gibson and Lynn Davis
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