Baltimore Bird Club
Leader Sam Tillman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Explore Days Cove from a canoe! There is nothing quite like the experience of birding by boat and truly slipping into the natural habitat. Generally closed to the public, Days Cove sits at the confluence of the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls, which form a delta as they empty into the Chesapeake Bay. The habitat is a forested wetland with abundant coves, providing opportunities to see Marsh Wrens, Least Bitterns, Rails, and other wetland specialties. We will be joined by Joe Davis, BCPS science educator, who will share information on the geology and ecosystem found there. The trip will start at the Days Cove Environmental Education Center where canoes and lifejackets will be provided. No experience is necessary, but participants must be at least 12 years old to join us. Hats, sunscreen, insect repellent, and layered clothes are recommended as We will be on open water for around 2.5hrs. In case of inclement weather or windy conditions We will make this a walking trip or switch to our rain date. Plan to be at the entrance gate between 7:40-8:00am (gates close at 8am, and will be reopened when we wrap up). LIMIT OF 18 PARTICIPANTS. RSVP to leader required. Rain date Sun. 9/17. NOTE: We ask attendees to donate $10 to the Phoenix Wildlife Center, a fantastic local wildlife rehabilitation facility, as thanks for opening the Days Cove property to the bird club. This donation can be made in advance or the trip leader can collect it and make the donation.