Eastern Neck NWR field trip

Eastern Neck NWR 1730 Eastern Neck Rd, Rockhall, MD

Host: Kent County Bird Club Contact: Walter Ellison & Nancy Martin, 410-778-9568, birdclub.kentcountymd@gmail.com Description: A half-day visit to Eastern Neck, to look for waterfowl, eagles, and winter land birds. Meet in the parking area at the Tundra Swan boardwalk at the north end of the refuge at 8:00 AM.

Monitoring Shorebirds and More

Sandy Point State Park 1100 E College Pkwy, Annapolis, MD

Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact Alan Young, alanmyoung@gmail.com, 410-991-8300, walk leader Sam Miller

Field trip to South Tract of Patuxent Research Refuge

Patuxent Research Refuge – Visitor Center – South Tract 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD

Host: Patuxent Bird Club & PGAS Leader Ken Cohen (kvulture@aol.com). Description: South Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge. Easy walk on trails around Cash Lake for winter songbirds and waterfowl. Be prepared to walk up to 2 miles; wear sturdy shoes. Meet in the parking lot of the National Wildlife Visitor Center off Powder Mill Road; bear […]

North Point State Park

North Point State Park 8400 North Point Rd, Edgemere, MD

Host: Baltimore Bird Club. Leader: Kojo Baidoo, baidookojo6@gmail.com. Description: Varied habitats including marsh, woods and beach. Expect to see waterfowl, sparrows and raptors. Scopes useful. Trails are level, but unpaved. Boots advised if we have had a lot of rain. Entrance fee $4 unless you have a state park pass. RSVP to leader required.

**Youth Birding**

Conowingo Dam 2569 Shure’s Landing Road, Darlington, MD

Host: Baltimore Bird Club. Leader: Daisy Sudano, dsudanotrainings@yahoo.com, 410-426-7627. Description: These trips are designed to encourage the appreciation of birds and bird habitat conservation to minors through mentorship and education. They will change monthly and may include youth-oriented education programs, youth birding trips, and competitions.  This month’s theme will be “Eagle Viewing”. We will meet at Conowingo Dam. Please […]

Monthly walk at Kinder Farm Park

Kinder Farm Park 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville, MD

Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact Alan Young, alanmyoung@gmail.com, 410-991-8300

Black Hill Regional Park

Black Hill Regional Park 20930 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, MD

Host: Montgomery Bird Club. For reservations (required) and more information, contact leader Gerry Hawkins at maineusa@comcast.net or 571-277-8406. Description: All birders, but especially new birders, are welcome on this half-day trip, which will focus on the identification of ducks at this premiere county spot for winter waterfowl. Start at 8 a.m. at the Visitors Center […]

Marshy Point Nature Center

Marshy Point Nature Center 7130 Marshy Point Rd, Baltimore, MD

Host: Baltimore Bird Club. Leaders: Brent and Mary Byers, baypuffin@hotmail.com or 410-686-7294. Description: Easy half-day walk through varied habitats for feeder birds and other songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl. Half-mile trail leads to point overlooking Dundee Creek. All are welcome, including families. Telescopes useful.

Meeting: Allegany/Garrett Counties Bird Club

Virtual

Erin Thady will speak on Virginia Landscapes program grassland biodiversity surveys (including birds). She is Survey Coordinator/Virginia Working Landscapes with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. Virtual meeting information will be shared by email. Contact westernmdbirdclub@gmail.com if interested in attending and you need the meeting link.

Meeting: Patuxent Bird Club & PGAS

Virtual

Sahas Barve speaking on high-altitude adaptations of birds in the Himalayas. Dr. Sahas Barve is an evolutionary ecologist and ornithologist and Peter Buck Fellow, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Location TBA. Meeting might be in-person in College Park, if COVID situation allows; otherwise on Zoom. Check PBC website (https://patuxentbirdclub.org) for updates on venue.

CANCELED Feeder Watch

MD MD

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Host: Harford Bird Club. Contact Mark Johnson (marksjohnson2@gmail.com; 410-692-5978). Description: Join your fellow club members as we happily resume our annual feeder watch in the comfort of the home of Mark and Denise Johnson. Enjoy watching the bird activity at their various feeders and conversing with your fellow birders. Final […]

Midwinter Bird Count

MD MD

Host: Carroll County Bird Club. Contact Bill Ellis to verify your bird-counting area at billellis@ellislist.com or 443-520-8809. Description: Parties of counters will set their own schedules in their pre-arranged areas to count winter bird species throughout the county.

Monthly walk at Governor Bridge Natural Area

Governor Bridge Natural Area 7600 block of Governor Bridge Road, Bowie, MD

Host: Patuxent Bird Club & PGAS. Leader Bill Sefton (kiwisuits@msn.com). Description: Two-mile loop at natural area on the Patuxent River; fields, wet woods, brushy areas, wetlands, ponds. Natural surface trails may be wet; waterproof footwear advised. Leaders may require mask for unvaccinated people. Reservations not needed. Meet at 7: 30 AM at the Natural Area […]

Riley’s Lock

Riley’s Lock 13025 Rileys Lock Rd, Poolesville, MD

Host: Montgomery Bird Club. For reservations (required) and more information, contact leader Scott Young at 202-313-1444. Description: Join us for a morning at and around Riley’s Lock where we will first spend some time scanning the river for waterfowl. After that we’ll head upstream on the towpath, checking the turning basin for any elusive waterfowl […]

Saturday Morning Monitoring Walk at Fort McHenry

Fort McHenry 2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD

Host: Baltimore Bird Club. Leader: Ben Poscover, 410-882-1309 (alternate contact Wendy Alexander, 443-204-3754). Description: Continuing a series of surveys of bird activity at the Fort and wetland. Binoculars required. Telescope can be useful for distance viewing. Canceled in bad weather and walk will be rescheduled to January 22. General grounds include paved Seawall Trail. NPS […]

Monthly walk at Quiet Waters Park

Blue Heron Center, Quiet Waters Park 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD

Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact Leo Dilling, leodilling@hotmail.com, 703-282-0011

Oaks Landfill

Oaks Landfill 20600 Zion Rd, Laytonsville, MD

Host: Montgomery Bird Club. For reservations and more information, contact leader Mark England at 240-308-4114 or englandmark@comcast.net. Description: Bundle up for a 2 to 2½ hour LATE AFTERNOON search for wintering sparrows and raptors, including possible Northern Harriers and Short-eared Owls. Mostly open terrain with some ponds, which we will check if they are not frozen […]

Meeting: Baltimore Bird Club

Virtual

Host: Baltimore Bird Club. Description: Lecture via Zoom. Sam Droege, a wildlife biologist at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, will talk about “Planting a pollinator garden for the birds and the bees.” Check the BBC website plus monthly Enews for updates and how to register. Early-on, Sam Droege was mentored by Chan Robbins, and […]

Meeting: Anne Arundel Bird Club

Virtual

William Rapai will speak on “The Kirtland’s Warbler: From the brink of extinction to a new model for endangered species conservation”. The Kirtland’s Warbler is an iconic species in Michigan, nesting primarily in the jack pine forests of the northern Lower Peninsula. As recently as 1987 there were fewer 400 birds in the entire population. […]