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. Do you have an idea for a field trip or would you like to help us lead one? Drop an e-mail with your suggestions and comments.
Contact us to register for a field trip and then come explore some of the region's wonderful natural areas. Beginners of all ages are welcome as all trips include attention to novices. NOTE: please send your e-mail address if you would like updates and reminders about field trips and other upcoming events.
FIELD TRIP INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: If on the night before or the morning of a field trip, steady rain or severe weather (i.e., heavy snow, dangerous winds, flooding, etc.) is forecast, and you have doubts about the trip being held, call the trip leader for information.
Saturday September 19, 8 AM
Trip Leader: Mark Schilling
Mark Schilling at this beautiful location for an exciting morning of birding on the shores of the
Contact Mark at email@example.com or call him at 410-490-1044 to register and get more on where to meet the group!
Saturday, September 26 – 8-930AM
All bird walk programs begin at the
fountain located in the corner of the park closest to the intersections of
Sunday September 27 8AM
Trip Leader: Tim Houghton
will lead us in a search for migrating songbirds in this beautiful
· October *
Saturday October 10
Oregon Ridge was the location of a mining operation during the mid 19th century. Now we can enjoy its many nature trails while searching for birds. Last year we came across dozens of Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and we'll search again for the Winter Wren. Be sure to spend time in the
Saturday October 24 Daytrip to the NATIONAL ARBORETUM with Bryan McKay
Come to the National Arboretum! One of
DC's best-kept secrets, the 444 acre National
Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit. We'll stroll along a short wildflower
trail, see the National Bonsai Collection and the Capitol Columns, and visit
the East Asian collection's trails overlooking the
Saturday, October 31st, 8:00- 9:30 AM - Fall Migration at
Late fall migration sometimes finds woodcocks in the Park! The walks take place from 8:00 am to 9:30 am and are open to all ages. Bird walks occur rain or shine, binoculars are available if you need them. No need to register. Call 410-558-2473 with any questions.
* November *
28 Annual Fall Visit to
CAS President Hugh Simmons will lead us through this wonderful refuge by car and on foot (weather permitting) so that we don’t miss anything interesting. The gathering of thousands of Snow Geese is always an amazing sight; watching them coming into the refuge will take your breath away. Please register by November 21st. Contact Hugh Simmons at 410-628-4246;call before 9:00PM please or you can send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Weekend at
Often a quite month in the Park, but Hermit Thrush and Fox Sparrow are possible. The walks take place from 8:00 am to 9:30 am and are open to all ages. Bird walks occur rain or shine, binoculars are available if you need them. No need to register. Call 410-558-2473 with any questions.
* December *
Sunday December 6 Eagles at Conowingo Dam/Warm Up with The Argentinos
Eagles, eagles everywhere and then hot cider to drink! We’ll meet at the base of the dam at 8 AM and see how many eagles will be visiting the area this year. Last year’s count was way over 100. There is usually a large gathering of Great Blue Herons stoically braving the cold! After a short walk to look for wintering birds along the river path (another Winter Wren or Golden Crowned Kinglet, perhaps?), we’ll gather at the Argentino house – a short 5 miles away - and feast on Harry’s homemade soups and whatever other goodies show up on the table! Please register early so that there is enough to go around. Call Marian Argentino at 410-752-9913 or e-mail her at ChesAudubonInfo@aol.com
Saturday, December 19 - Winter Visitors at
The winter regulars will be spotted, and perhaps a duck or two. The walks take place from 8:00 am to 9:30 am and are open to all ages. Bird walks occur rain or shine, binoculars are available if you need them. No need to register. Call 410-558-2473 with any questions.
* January 2010 *
Sunday, January 10 Winter Birding at
Come visit this
Sunday, January 17 10 AM
Weather permitting, come and meet other Chesapeake Audubon members. Talk about bird feeding, President's Weekend Great Backyard Bird Count, Chesapeake Audubon's projects, anything at all !! We'll drink coffee, eat something sweet and learn from each other! Gather at my house in Windsor Mill MD--call or write for directions. Robin Schless, 410-277-9213, email@example.com
Saturday, January 31 9 AM - Marshy
We'll look for winter waterfowl as we walk along the many paths and overlooks at this 500 acre waterfront nature center on one of the gateways to the
Chesapeake Audubon Field Trip Leaders
Marian Dodson Argentino, Field Trip & Program Director for CAS, is an ardent nature enthusiast who greatly enjoys being outdoors
discovering whatever the day has to offer. Although her primary interest is birding, she misses few opportunities to learn about all of the
flora and fauna that crosses her path. She invites you to come along. Who knows where you might go or what you might see next?
Hugh Simmons is President of Chesapeake Audubon, and is known for his friendly and helpful attitude. Hugh knows his birds, and where to find them.
Bryan MacKay is the author of Hiking, Cycling and Canoeing in Maryland: A Family Guide (2008) and Baltimore Trails: A Guide for Hikers and Mountain Bikers (2002). He especially enjoys introducing people to unique natural places.
Houghton moved to
Schilling, a former staff member, lives on the
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