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.
Events for October 25 - October 21
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED Host: Harford Bird Club. Contact Mark Johnson (email@example.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 […]
Host: Carroll County Bird Club. Contact Bill Ellis to verify your bird-counting area at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Host: Patuxent Bird Club & PGAS. Leader Bill Sefton (email@example.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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact Leo Dilling, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-282-0011
Host: Montgomery Bird Club. For reservations and more information, contact leader Mark England at 240-308-4114 or email@example.com. 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Gabriel Foley on “The Maryland Breeding Bird Atlas – Update”
Host: Patuxent Bird Club & PGAS. Description: Two-mile walk around lake on paved path; wheelchair-accessible. Families welcome. Meet at parking area at corner of Berwyn Rd. and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights. Leader may require mask for unvaccinated people. For more information, see PGAS Meetup site at https://www.meetup.com/Prince-Georges-Audubon-Society/
Dan Small, Natural Lands Project Coordinator, Washington College Center for Environment & Society will present “The Natural Lands Project and Northern Bobwhite – Build it and they will come”
Host: Montgomery Bird Club For reservations (required) and information, contact leader Clive Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Description: We will bird the Ocean City inlet in the morning, looking for sea ducks, gulls, wintering shorebirds and anything else that might be around (hopefully Razorbill). After that, we will check a few local areas around OC and then, depending […]
Host: Anne Arundel Bird Club Contact Dale Murphy, email@example.com, 410-798-6345
Host: Kent County Bird Club Contact: Walter Ellison & Nancy Martin, 410-778-9568, firstname.lastname@example.org Description: Our annual search for winter specialties including gannet, sea ducks, alcids, gulls, Purple Sandpipers, and wintering songbirds. Dress warmly, bring lunch & warm beverages. Meet in the Dollar General parking lot, Chestertown at 8:00 AM.
Host: Frederick Bird Club. Contact Lois Kauffman, 301-845-6690 or email@example.com Description: Winter birds and maybe otters!
Host: Baltimore Bird Club. Patterson Park Audubon Center. Description: Join Audubon and the Maryland Zoo to explore this leafy city park. From forest to lake, a variety of bird species await. For information, contact Patterson Park Audubon Center. Participants must adhere to our COVID code of conduct and register in advance at our website, patterson.audubon.org.
Host: Harford Bird Club. Contact leader Dennis Kirkwood (410-692-5905; firstname.lastname@example.org). Description: The tour begins at Jarrettsville Elementary School parking lot at 8:00 AM. From there leader Dennis Kirkwood takes us on a pleasant tour through NW Harford County’s agricultural area to search out wintering field birds and waterfowl. Expect Horned Larks, along with Ring-necked Ducks […]
Host: Baltimore Bird Club. Leaders: Brent and Mary Byers, email@example.com or 410-686-7294. Description: We will be looking for ducks, geese, swans, sparrows, Bald Eagles, and Brown-headed Nuthatches. Paths are unpaved and level. Trip canceled in snow, rain, or slippery conditions. Meet at Chesapeake Environmental Center at 9:00 am.