This is a list of upcoming birding field trips and Club meetings. New Club members, new birders, and guests are cordially welcome on every field trip. If you have any questions about a specific field trip, please contact the trip leader or contact MBC Trip Coordinator Linda Friedland at 301.983.2136 (before 9 pm). For directions to the Potomac Presbyterian Church for Club meetings, click here.
Trip - Sunday, April 30 Occoquan Bay NWR Half day. Explore the diverse habitats in this one-square mile refuge at the confluence of the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers in Woodbridge, Virginia. A variety of raptors and migratory warblers, vireos, thrushes and flycatchers should be present, and rails and bitterns are possibilities. Meet at the parking lot in the center of the refuge at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required. Limit:25. LEADERS: Mike Bowen, 301-530-5764 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and Gerry Hawkins, 571-277-8406 or email@example.com
Trip - Tuesday, May 02 Rock Creek Park, DC One third day. Early migrant warblers, vireos, etc. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Picnic Area #18, one-half mile below the Nature Center on Ridge Road. Reservations required. Call the leader for more information or specific directions. LEADER: Wallace Kornack (202) 338-7859
Trip - Friday, May 05 Birding by Ear at Hughes Hollow Tune up your ears as we listen for and learn to identify the songs and calls of migrant and local breeding birds. The trip will be geared to new birders but all are welcome. Meet at 7 am at the parking lot at Hughes Hollow. Limit 10. Reservations required. For more information email the leader Paul Woodward at grackling@ATT.NET
Trip - Saturday, May 06 Rock Creek Park, DC One third day. Early migrant warblers, vireos, etc. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Picnic Area #18, one-half mile below the Nature Center on Ridge Road. Reservations required. Call the leader for more information or specific directions. LEADER: Wallace Kornack (202) 338-7859
Trip - Saturday, May 06 Jugbay/Patuxent River Join visiting Hartford Audubon Society Connecticut members at 8:00 am when Jug Bay Naturalist Greg Kearns takes us on a pontoon trip up the Patuxent River. Highlight of the trip: an opportunity to visit a nest of one of the thirty nesting pairs of Osprey and take a look at the young. In addition there’s a good chance of spring warblers including Prothonotary. Greg will be filling us in on how his work planting wild rice has brought back many duck and rail species to this area. Trip limit 10. For reservations and further information contact Stephanie Lovell240 242 3235 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip - Sunday, May 07 Izaak Walton League, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter, Conservation Half day. Once again, the B-CC Chapter is generously providing us access to this large private property south of Poolesville. Woods, hedgerows, streams, fields, and ponds provide a wide range of bird habitats, and migration should be well underway. Trip will start at 7 a.m. at the League’s Chapterhouse. Reservations required, limit 12. Driving directions will be provided to those who make reservations. For reservations and more information, contact the LEADER Jim Nelson at email@example.com or 240-515-4517.
Trip - Sunday, May 14 Little Bennett RP Half day. Near peak migration for warblers and vireos, including those breeding in this varied habitat. Contact the leader for time and directions. Reservations required. LEADER: Gemma Radko (301) 514-2894 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting - Wednesday, May 17 Kurt Schwartz on Cape May Kurt will have the latest photos from his frequent trips to Cape May especially during the migration season.
Meeting - Saturday, June 03 Montgomery Bird Club Picnic The Montgomery Bird Club Picnic will be on Saturday June 3rd at Black Hills Regional Park, shelter H from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Bring a dish to share and non-alcoholic drinks only. We have a grill available at that shelter and after eating we'll go see what's about in the way of birds.