BIRD-WALK SCHEDULE FOR 2021 – 2022

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CCBC Tentative Field Trip Schedule 2021-2022



Saturday, September 18 – up to all day
Carroll County Fall Bird Count
– Parties of counters will set their own schedules in their pre-arranged areas to count resident and late migrant bird species throughout the county. Contact Scott Hodgdon to verify your bird-counting area (scotthodgdon@msn.com or 443-280-2480).


Saturday, September 25 – 8:00 am – half day trip
Piney Run Park – Come and enjoy a pleasant walk while bird watching in Piney Run. It is one of the hotspots for birding in the county. A mix of habitats: woods, water and fields. We should see some migratory waterfowl, woodpeckers and lots of woodland birds. Please meet at the parking lot by the tennis courts. For more details or to RSVP contact Scott Hodgdon at 443-280-2480 or scotthodgdon@msn.com.


Saturday, October 23 – 8:00 am- half day trip
Soldiers Delight NEA in Baltimore County — Come and enjoy a pleasant walk while bird watching in Soldiers Delight. It is one of the hotspots for birding in Baltimore County near the Liberty Reservoir. A mix of habitats: woods, creeks and fields. We should see lots of woodland birds and some grassland birds. Please meet at Soldiers Delight Overlook parking lot, 5344 Deer Park Rd, Owings Mills, MD. For more details or to RSVP, contact Scott Hodgdon at 443-280-2480 or scotthodgdon@msn.com.


Saturday, November 13 – 8:00 am- half-day trip
Morgan Run South – We’ll look for late migrants and early winter residents, including fox sparrow and hermit thrush. Meet at the parking lot at the end of Ben Rose Lane. Moderate hiking. Contact Bill Ellis at
billellis@ellislist.com or 443-520-8809



2022


Saturday, January 15 – up to all day
Carroll County Mid-Winter Bird Count – Parties of counters will set their own schedules in their pre-arranged areas to count winter bird species throughout the county. Contact Bill Ellis to verify your bird-counting area at billellis@ellislist. com or 443-520-8809

Saturday, January 8 – up to all day
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge – This waterfowl sanctuary for migrating birds is a great place to see geese, swans and ducks in the marsh along with hawks, great blue herons, and a few species of shorebirds. Eagles, both bald and golden, are sometimes conspicuous along the Wildlife Drive, and woodland birds are visible from the walking trails. Tom Miller will be leading this trip; he can be reached at birdertwm@verizon.net. Meeting place and time will be announced at a later date.


Saturday, March 5 (or 12th depending on the Woodcocks) – 6:00 pm until sometime after dark
Woodcock Walk at Morgan Run – Come strain your eyes and ears to appreciate these curious birds as they perform their annual courting ritual. They never let us down! Meet at the parking lot at the end of Ben Rose Lane. Contact Allan McQuarrie at 410-552-1278 if you plan to attend; if there is no answer, please leave a message.


Saturday, April 30 – 7:00 am, half or all-day trip
C&O Canal and Antietam Battlefield in Washington County – Scott and Matthew Hodgdon will be leading a modest walk on the C&O Canal tow path in the morning at Snyder’s Landing. We should get some early warblers, woodland birds and maybe some waterfowl on the river. Bring a lunch if planning to do all day and we will go to Antietam Battlefield. At Antietam we should see many field birds: Eastern Meadowlark, Orioles and Eastern Kingbird. Please meet at the Park-and-Ride on Route 27 just north of I-70 in Mt. Airy. Parking at the birding sites may be limited, so we will carpool (depending on COVID). For more details or to RSVP, contact Scott at 443-280-2480 or scotthodgdon@msn.com.


Saturday, May 14 – up to all day
Carroll County Spring Bird Count – Parties of counters will set their own schedules in their pre-arranged areas to count resident and migrant bird species throughout the county. Contact Scott Hodgdon to verify your bird-counting area (scotthodgdon@msn.com or 443-280-2480).


Saturday, May 21 – 8:00 am- half day trip
Bear Branch – Come and enjoy a pleasant walk in the woods and along the stream. It is one of the hotspots for birding in the county. We will be looking for vireos, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers and flycatchers. Please meet at the parking lot at the Nature Center building. For more details or to RSVP contact Scott Hodgdon at 443-280-2480 or scotthodgdon@msn.com.


Saturday, May 28 – 8:00 am, half day trip
Krimgold Park – Come and enjoy a pleasant walk while bird watching in the park. The park has a lot of open fields, four ponds and tree lines. We hope to see sparrows, swallows and Horned Larks. Please meet at the last parking lot by the pavilion. For more details or to RSVP contact Matthew Hodgdon at 301-703-0657 or mhodgdon@msn.com

Saturday, June 11 – 7:00 am, half-day trip
Morgan Run South – Meet at the parking lot at the end of Ben Rose Lane. Moderate hiking. Bluewinged warbler, Prairie Warbler, and Yellow-breasted Chat are likely species for Morgan Run in June. Contact Bill Ellis at billellis@ellislist. com or 443-520-8809

Carroll County Chapter of Maryland Ornithological Society

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