Special Events and Meetings Calendar
                            Meetings and Events                                            
e-Bird Monitoring at
Pickering Creek

April 22
CAS Spaghetti

Audubon Wetlands
Tour with Pickering
Creek Audubon
March 9
April 6
May 11

Tails & Trails for
Tots with Pickering
Creek Audubon
March 15
April 10

Wildlife Gardening
Workshops with
Patterson Park
March 29
April 3
April 5
April 24

e-Bird Monitoring at Pickering Creek Audubon Center

E-bird monitoring, led by members of the Talbot County Bird Club, takes place on the first
Monday and third Saturday of each month. A census of birds taken on those days is recorded
on the eBird site and used to accumulate an historical record of bird species and numeracy--
and to provide Pickering with a specific record of its bird populations, especially important as
we increase wetland habitat. Volunteers are needed to assist the leaders by spotting birds
and assisting in the recording of data.

To register or ask questions, call 410-822-4903

35th Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 6PM

Travel to Cuba with Hugh Simmons

When one thinks of Cuba one thinks of the Fidel Castro, the Bay of Pigs, missiles,
Kennedy, communism, politics and refugees. But this island, only 90 miles off the
coast of Florida, has a rich natural history, with passionate local naturalists and birders
who care deeply about the island and its unique flora and fauna.  Cuba boasts a rich
biodiversity including 26 endemic bird species and is an important
migratory stopover.

Traveling to Cuba under a U.S. Department of Treasury humanitarian license to
census birds, Hugh and his fellow travelers experienced a relatively unfiltered view of
life in Cuba. Birders do not tend to stay on the main roads. Through photographs this
presentation will give the audience a glimpse at Cuba's unique birds and the
fascinating history and culture of the land they call home.

Hugh Simmons is a photographer with a passion for birds and wildlife. He likes to use
his photography to support conservation and appreciation of the natural world. Hugh
currently serves on the board of directors of the National Audubon Society and is
President of Chesapeake Audubon Society.

Location:  St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church,
4713 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, MD

Cost: $10.00/person for dinner and program;
$13.00/person includes a glass of wine or a beer with dinner.

Reservations required for food planning: Please call 443-423-1847—leave your name,
telephone number, and number of people.  Specify if you need a vegetarian meal.

Send checks payable to the Chesapeake Audubon Society,
PO Box 3173, Baltimore, MD 21228.

Directions: Baltimore Beltway to exit 15A (Rte. 40, Baltimore National Pike east,
towards Baltimore), drive about 2 miles on Rte. 40,
just past the convergence of Rte. 40 & Edmondson Ave.;
the Church is on the right.


Audubon Wetlands Tour
with Pickering Creek Audubon Center

Thursday, March 9, April 6, and May 11
9:00- 10:30AM
Free of Charge

Visit Pickering Creek Audubon Center to learn about the 90 acres of constructed wetlands
created in partnership with Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage. Learn about the value of large-tract
habitat restoration projects to birds, other wildlife and the Chesapeake Bay.  Expect to see
waterfowl and wading birds, winter resident birds, and raptors.  We'll tour about two miles of
trails on foot across flat but uneven ground.  Delightful views of the wetlands from two viewing
platforms will be enjoyed along the way.
This program is supported through a grant from Waterfowl Chesapeake.

Registration required by calling 410-822-4903


Tales & Trails for Tots
Pickering Creek Audubon Center
$5 per child with adult
Wednesday, March 15 - Signs of Spring
Monday, April 10 - Best Nests

Exploring the outdoors with your young one is the number one way to help them form a
lifelong bond with nature. Come on an adventure of reading and the outdoors. Storytime,
followed by a tot-sized walk will open eyes to the wonderful world of nature, while sharpening
your skills to be their guide and teacher. Appropriate for children ages 2-5.
Registration required by calling 410-822-4903


Wildlife Gardening Workshops for Adults

Learn how to transform your Baltimore home into a bird paradise
with Patterson Park Audubon

Free - Open to the Public
Registration required by calling 410-558-2473 or email baltimore@audubon.org

Bird-friendly Garden Design
Enoch Pratt Free Library, SE Anchor Branch 3601 Eastern Ave.
Wed. March 29, 530-730PM / Spanish interpretation available

Intro to Bird-friendly Gardening
Towson Branch of the Balt. Cnty. Public Library - 320 York Rd.
Monday, April 3, 6-9PM

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Roland Park Branch, 5108 Roland Ave.
Wednesday, April 5, 530-730PM

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Waverly Branch, 400 East 33rd St.
Monday, April 24th, 530-730PM


Chesapeake Audubon Society Board Meetings

Board meetings, which are open to our members and interested
individuals, are usually held the first Wednesday of even numbered months
unless otherwise announced.  
Email information@chesapeakeaudubon.org for location
if you are interested in attending.