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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 - Saturday, June 02 Old Legislative Road, Allegany County This is a great spot for Henslow's Sparrow and Golden-winged Warbler, both state-rare breeding species. We'll also spend time birding along other country roads for Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Grasshopper Sparrow, and more. Meet at the Urbana Park and Ride at 7:00 AM. LIMIT: 10. Contact Gemma Radko: 301-514-2894 or to sign up.

Meeting - Saturday, June 09 Annual Picnic For the third year we will be having our picnic at Black Hills Regional Park, shelter H. Starting at 5 PM we will have hot dogs, hamburgers and the fixings! Plus whatever you want to bring to share. Last year we had a exceptional lot of goodies, lots of different types of salad and sweets. Put us on your calendar, there will be birding afterwards around the same area where we do the Annual Big Sit.

Trip - Saturday, June 16 Oaks Landfill - Laytonsville One-third day. Joint trip with Audubon Naturalist Society. Explore this meadow area in the now-closed landfill adjacent to the Blue Mash Nature Trail. Mostly open terrain with some ponds. Possibility of Horned Larks, Savannah Sparrows, Meadowlarks, raptors. We have special permission to enter this "closed to the public" landfill so reservations are essential. Meet at 7:30 am at landfill entrance drive at 6001 Rt. 108, Laytonsville, MD. Make reservations (18-person limit) with LEADER: Mark England at 240-375-4500 (cell) or

Trip - Saturday, August 11 Delaware Bay Coastal Areas Full day at Bombay Hook. Joint trip with Audubon Naturalist Society. Shorebirds, marshbirds, and some songbirds. Bring sunscreen, hat, bug repellent, lunch, snacks and lots!! of water. Meet at 8:30 am at Bombay Hook Visitor Center parking lot. Registrations required (15-person limit). Register online at LEADER: John Bjerke; Cyndie Loeper will co-lead. For more info, contact John at

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