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.


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; newarkfarms@gmail.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 porzana@comcast.net ).


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 or birdsinmd@verizon.net).


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; cwebster@harford.edu ) and Sue Procell (410-676-6602; procellmd@gmail.com).


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; gibsonlld@aol.com ) and Sue Procell (410-676-6602; procellmd@gmail.com ).


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 rickcheicante@cs.com ) for assignments.

June 21 (Sat.) - 8 - 9:30 AM, Harford Glen – 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 with questions 443-752-1967.
(July 19 / August 16 / Sept. 20 / Oct. 18) - all Saturdays – same time.

Field trip schedule compiled by Tom Gibson and Lynn Davis

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