Please join us for one of these enjoyable outings!  Take a look
at the calendar and plan to spend some time with other CAS
members and  friends enjoying relaxing outdoor activities.  
B
eginners of all ages are welcome as
all trips include attention to novices.  

*Please read reports from past field trips*
Field Trips
Chesapeake Audubon Society                             Field Trips

JANUARY 2011

Saturday, January 15 - Terrapin Park (Sandy Point)
Leader:  Hugh Simmons
Join Hugh at this beautiful location for a great morning of birding on the
shores of the Chesapeake Bay.  Located by the Bay Bridge, this park offers
easy trails and a pond filled with both migrating and resident songbirds,
waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors.   If we hear of any Snow Buntings visiting
Sandy Point, we’ll stop for a look on the way home.  Join us by contacting
Hugh at 410-628-4246 before 9 PM or you can e-mail him at
lensonnature@gmail.com for information on meeting times and places.

Sunday, January 23, 1-3PM - Pickering Creek - Owls
Bird Walk-n-Talk series, Cost: $10 Adult/ $5 Child
See description on Nov. 14th event

Saturday, January 29 - 8AM Patterson Park
Please join us for our first monthly Bird Walk for 2011.  It’s always good to
see what birds have chosen to make the park their winter home and there is
usually a nice surprise at the pond.  Meet the group at the fountain, which is
in the northwest corner of the park close to the Pagoda.  No need to
register! The walk runs from 8AM to 9:30AM.  We have binoculars for you to
use if you need them.  It is a fun family activity!  Call 410-558-2473 with any
questions.

Sunday, January 30 - Delaware Beaches
Leader:  Ruth Bergstrom
We'll visit Prime Hook, Cape Henlopen State Park, and/or Delaware
Seashore State Park depending on what's being reported for wintering Bay
and Sea Ducks.  Email Ruth at ruthb22@yahoo.com or call her at 443-752-
1967 to register and for details.

FEBRUARY

Sunday, February 6, 2-4PM Pickering Creek -
Bird Walk-n-Talk, Cost:  $10 adult/$5 Child,
The new
Bird Walk n’ Talk series introduces beginning birders of all ages
to the birds found along the Delmarva Peninsula. Each month will be an
exploration of the habitat, identification and calls of different bird groups.
Naturalists will lead introductions about the monthly bird groups, then adults
and children will split up for specialized hikes. Adults learn some in-depth
identification skills and bird/habitat connections. Kids look for birds then get
to interpret their imaginations into bird crafts. Hot beverages and
homemade treats await us on our return to ease the winter chills.
Please register in advance by calling 410/822-4903. Pre-registration is
required. Children are considered ages 15 and under.
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                       2020   
Please note registration with the leader  is
mandatory - no walk ups.  You must bring a
mask and there is no sharing of optics.  We
will practice social distancing.  Thank you.

October

**This trip is full**
Sunday, Oct. 11, 8:00am                Leader: Fred Brundick
Cromwell Valley Park, Photographing Nature
Bring your camera and binoculars—Fred Brundick will take you
around wonderful Cromwell Valley Park at the Willow Grove entrance.
This is a good time to enjoy the flora and fauna--including sparrows,
late warblers, and other fall birds. To register, contact Fred at
gpferd@gmail.com or 443-752-5607. Limited to 10, so registration
with Fred required.


**This trip is full**
Saturday, October 17, 8:00am         Leader: Tim Houghton
Mount Pleasant Farm (Howard County Conservancy)
Mount Pleasant Farm in Howard County is a premier place for field
birds, including a large variety of sparrows. Most of this is an easy
walk in a beautiful location, but please wear ankle-high boots or
shoes (preferably water resistant) in case we bushwhack through
marshy areas. Binoculars required. Contact Tim to register or to ask
any questions: 410-510-7504 or (email) timhoughton@comcast.net.  
Limited to 6, so must register..


Saturday, Oct. 24, 8:00am                 Leader: Brad Phoebus
Sweet Air section of Gunpowder State Park
Join Brad Phoebus at the Sweet Air section of Gunpowder Falls
State Park for a bird walk focused on finding fall/winter residents such
as Golden-crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker and more. This area offers a great mix of habitats for
birding and a very pleasant hike. Fields, edges, deep woods, and the
Gunpowder river provide ample opportunities to find a good variety of
birds. This walk will include uneven terrain and hills. There may be
soggy areas so wear appropriate shoes. Meet at parking lot on
Dalton Bevard Rd. Limit 10 people total. Social distancing rules will
be in effect due to COVID-19. Please bring a mask and your own
personal set of binoculars.  Contact Brad at Bradphoebus@gmail.
com for help with directions and further information. Registration with
Brad required.
             

December


Saturday, December 5, 8-11:00am    Leader: Fred Brundick
Eagles at Conowingo Dam
Join photographer and naturalist Fred Brundick for a hike along the
old railroad tracks in search of winter residents. Some years more
than a hundred Bald Eagles can be viewed near the dam. Gulls and
Great Blue Herons are present in large numbers too. Bring your
camera as well as binoculars. Contact Fred to register and get
directions: gpferd@gmail.com or 443-752-5607. Limited to 10, so
you must register.


January 2021

Sunday, January 17,  8:00am        Leader: Fred Brundick
North Point State Park
North Point is a 1,310 acre park on the shores of the Chesapeake
Bay. We’ll be searching for waterfowl, sparrows, and other birds (who
knows, perhaps a purple sandpiper or snow bunting!) on the Black
Marsh Trail and bay front. Park entrance fee is $3/vehicle (have exact
change). Parking area immediately after ticket booth. Bring your
camera as well as binoculars. To register, contact Fred at
gpferd@gmail.com or 443-752-5607. All levels of birders welcome,
scope helpful if you have one. Registration with Fred required.
Limited to 10.


Saturday, January 30, 9am                Leader: Colleen Webster
Perryville Community Park (Cecil County)
Meet at Stumps Landing (farthest point east). Scopes encouraged.  
Easy walk on mostly pavement to see Tundra Swans heading north
and a variety of winter ducks, Gadwall, Ring Neck, Wigeon, Scaup,
Canvasback, Bufflehead, Hooded Mergansers.   Dress warmly and
bring a hot beverage as we survey the tip of the Chesapeake Bay.   
All levels are encouraged to see these big birds in big numbers! Call
Colleen (410-459-4577) or email (cwebster@harford.edu) to register
and ask question—trip limited to 10 people, so be sure to register.