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.

October 27 (Sat.) - Bird Banding at Eden Mill Nature Center - Long time bird bander and accomplished birder and naturalist, Dr. Mark Johnson, and his able crew of volunteers will demonstrate banding and scientific data collection with actual in-hand birds. It is a great way to get close looks at birds that we usually see only at a distance or through dense leaves and branches. This is a fascinating wildlife experience for children and adults alike. Meet at the Vangrin Bird Banding Station at the Eden Mill Nature Center between the hours of 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Contact Dr. Johnson at (marksjohnson2@gmail.com; 410-692-5978).

November 4 (Sun.) - Bombay Hook - This beautiful reserve in Delaware with its diverse coastal wetland habitats offers great promise for a variety of shorebirds, waterfowl, wading species, and raptors and songbirds. Meet leader. Dave Larkin (larkin3001@comcast.net; 410-569-8319) at the commuter parking lot near Havre de Grace on Rts.155/I-95 at 7:30 AM.

November 10 (Sat.) - Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge - Join the experienced trio of Tom Congersky (jnjtcon@zoominternet.net; 410-910-6182), Eric Vangrin and Tom Gibson (410-734-4135; gibsonlld@aol.com) as they explore this little known Eastern Shore gem. Just the scenic ride down and the beautiful, classic Eastern Shore diverse habitat of the Refuge make this trip worthwhile. Add the likely variety of waterfowl, shore birds, raptors and passerines and you have a “must do” trip. Meet the leaders at the Park and Ride in Havre de Grace at I-95 and Route 155 at 7:30 AM.

November 17 (Sat.) - Harford Waterfowl Wild Card Tour - Marvel at the rafts of scaup and search for the hard to find waterfowl species. Not only will experienced birdwatchers interested in finding rarities enjoy this morning trip, but so will beginners interested in learning the basics of waterfowl identification. Scopes will be helpful but not necessary and will be happily shared. The leader is Josh Emm (410-937-6790; apistopanchax@gmail.com, Locations will be determined at the leaders' discretion based on recent sightings and known hot spots.

November 24 (Sat.) - Conowingo Gull/Eagle Watch - This morning survey begins at Fishermen's Park just below Conowingo Dam on the Harford County side of the Susquehanna River. Meet at 8:00 AM to begin the search for Bald Eagles, Black and Turkey Vultures, various gulls, waterfowl and herons. Contact the leader, Dr. Dennis Kirkwood at (newarkfarms@gmail.com; 410-692-5905) for more information.

December 29 (Sat.) - Christmas Bird Count - Coordinator TBD.

January 1 (Tues.) - Perryman Area - Celebrate the New Year and/or recover from New Year's Eve by birding the Perryman Area with veteran Leader Phil Powers (birdsinmd308@gmail.com; 410-569-8319). Meet at 8:30 AM at the Aberdeen Walmart parking lot in the corner farthest from Rt. 40.

January 12 (Sat.) - Feeder Outing - Join our annual Feeder Outing in the comfort of the home of HBC members, Steve and Tika Dannenfelser. Enjoy watching the avian visitors to their feeders while also enjoying the opportunity to meet members and join in lively conversation. As the birds enjoy their breakfast you will also be able to sample some breakfast goodies. Final details will be announced closer to the date via email, social media and the HBC website.

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