Baltimore Bird Club.
Leader: Mike Hudson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the great spectacles of nature in our region is the northward passage of Red Knots, Ruddy Turnstones, and other long-distance shorebird migrants. We will explore the central Delaware Bay coast, looking for migrant shorebirds and the horseshoe crabs whose eggs they rely on to complete their journey north. We will spend some time looking for banded migrant shorebirds and learn about reading and reporting the bands. We will also look for some of the more localized breeding species on the Delaware Bay, including Saltmarsh Sparrows and the coastal plain subspecies of Swamp Sparrow. Exact route will be determined by the leader based on tides and horseshoe crab spawning activity. Note this is an all-day trip; snacks, sunscreen, bug spray highly recommended! Likely locations include: Port Mahon Rd, Pickering Beach, Ted Harvey Conservation Area, Mispillion Harbor, and Prime Hook Beach Rd. We will meet at the Port Mahon Fishing Pier. Trip limited to 15 people. RSVP to leader.