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
7 (Mon.) – Ma and Pa Trail. Explore the southernmost segment
of this popular trail, walking from Annie’s Playground towards
Tollgate Road and back. Diverse habitat along the way supports
a variety of birds. Meet leader Susan Hood at the parking lot
on Smith Lane off Connolly Road in Fallston at 7:00 AM. (410-937-7552;
12 (Saturday) – Tydings Park Kayak Trip. Enjoy an evening
on the upper Bay with Colleen Webster and Sue Procell as your
guides. Waterbirds, shorebirds, gulls and terns can be expected.
Bring your own boat and meet at the boat launch in the park at
8:00 AM. Contact Colleen (email@example.com; 410-459-4577)
19 (Sat.) – The “Big Sit” Matt Hafner (410-971-3203;
) is the organizer for this new activity. Details will follow
via following emails and the web.
23 (Wed.) – Eden Mill Falling Branch Trail Walk. Dennis
Kirkwood is the Leader for this two mile walk which begins at
7:30 AM. Meet at the Eden Mill Nature Center pavilion parking
lot off of Eden Mill Rd. Contact Dennis at (410-692-5905; firstname.lastname@example.org
27 (Sun.) – Turkey Point. We will meet at 7:00 AM at the
Havre de Grace Park & Ride, Route 155 and I-95. The view from
this peninsula during the southern migration of raptors and other
birds is spectacular. The Northeast River on the northwest, 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. Phil Powers will be leading this trip (410-679-4116; email@example.com)
3 (Saturday) – 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; firstname.lastname@example.org)
or John Gallo (410-459-0584;
email@example.com) for further information.
11 (Sunday) – Cromwell Valley Park. Expect surprises during
late fall migration at this 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
17 (Saturday) – 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 leaders are Mark Magnani (410-838-1778;
and Rachel Hebert (443-299-8384; firstname.lastname@example.org).
October 25 (Sunday.) – Bombay Hook. Meet at the 155/95 Park
and Ride at 7:00 AM for a fall visit to one of the East Coast’s
best sites for shorebirds and waterfowl. The co-leaders are Dave
Larkin (410-569-8319; email@example.com)
and Phil Powers (410-679-4116; firstname.lastname@example.org).
31 (Saturday) – Evening Owl Prowl. Join Dave Webb (410-939-3537;
in search of some nocturnal birds of prey. Meet at Darlington
Elementary School (2119 Shuresville Road) at 7:30 PM.
14 (Saturday) – Wildcard Waterfowl Tour. A chance to search
a variety of spots to see the many species of waterfowl that use
our waterways. Contact the leader Dave Webb (410-939-3537; email@example.com)
for details and Matt Addicks; firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 (Saturday) – 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-Brevard Rd. parking area west of Routes 165 & 152.
The leader is Susan Hood (410-937-7552; email@example.com).
November 29 (Sunday) – Conowingo Dam 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
for more information.
5 (Saturday) – 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; firstname.lastname@example.org).
12 (Saturday) – Harford Waterfowl and Wildcard. –
Join Mark Johnson as we canvas the southern portion of the county
for waterfowl and “whatever else” is happening in
the area. Hopefully, there will be a rarity that is not too far
and worth going for. We will start from Swan Harbor Farm Park
and go from there. Meet at the Route 152 and I-95 park-n-ride
at 7:30 AM or at Swan Harbor at 8:00 AM. Call Mark at 410-692-5978
for the what and the where.
27 (Sunday) – Christmas Bird Count. Contact Rick Cheicante
for details (410-803-2712; email@example.com).
1, 2016 (Friday) – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
Meet at the Rt. 40 Aberdeen Wal-Mart parking lot at 8:30 AM. January
9 (Saturday) – 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. Details
will be announced closer to this date via e-mail and on the HBC
trip schedule compiled by Tom Gibson and Mary Trotta
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