Programs and Field Trips

PROGRAMS

At Robinson Nature Center,
6692 Cedar Lane
(west side of Columbia).

Hospitality session at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting/program begins at 7:30 p.m.

No entrance fee for bird club programs.

RobinsonNatureCenter (61K)

March 9, 2017. Mom's Big Year, by Nancy McAllister.
Join this ambitious mother with three children, husband and two unexpected jobs as she spent 2016 trying to list as many birds as possible. Nancy traveled to U. S. hotspots from coast to coast. Returning to her life-long passion for nature and travel proved to be both exhausting and exhilarating for this club member, as she encountered beautiful birds and fascinating people along the way.




FIELD TRIPS

Questions? Questions? Email Field Trip Chair.

binocularsReservations required!

cardinalGreat for beginning birders
Questions?Directions? Go to Howard Birding Spots

ButterflyButterfly field trips. Email Linda.

dollar_charge Charge for trip! Details are under trip .

Registration is not required unless shown for specific trips. These trips are an ideal way for both the beginner and the more experiences observer to learn and to share knowledge in a informal atmosphere. Families are encouraged to participate; children with an adult are welcome. Binoculars and a field guide are recommended but are not necessary. Carpoliing is encouraged. No pets!

Birds expected in Howard County in JANUARY.

cardinal March 5, Sunday, 8:00am–11:00am CENTENNIAL PARK
West end parking lot.
Easy walking around the lake on paved path. Waterfowl expected early migrant passerines possible. Facilities available. Leaders - Richard and Renee Peters

March 11, Saturday, 8:00am–12:00n. WATERFOWL SEARCH — CHANGE IN DATE
Meet at Lake Elkhorn Broken Land Pkwy parking lot at 8:00.
We'll carpool to search the Howard County waterways for ducks, grebes, mergansers and loons. Chance of an early migrant. Facilities at some spots. Leader - Kurt Schwarz

cardinal March 12, Sunday, 8:00am–11:00am CENTENNIAL PARK
West end parking lot.
Easy walking around the lake on paved path. Waterfowl expected early migrant passerines possible. Facilities available. Leaders - Richard and Renee Peters

March 18, Saturday, half day. SHARPS AT WATERFORD FARM
Meet at farm parking area, through barns on right. MD97 south to right on Jennings Chapel Road, 1 mile to right into farm at sign.
Moderate walking over crop stubble, farm roads and paths on this working farm. Fields with crop residue, extensive woodlands, Cattail Creek and floodplain, three ponds and five shallow waterfowl impoundments make for diverse habitats and good birding opportunities. Port-a-pots available. Knee-high waterproof footwear required for part of walk. Leader - Wes Earp

cardinal March 19, Sunday, 8:00am–11:00am CENTENNIAL PARK
Daylight Savings Time starts
West end parking lot.
Easy walking around the lake on paved path. Waterfowl expected, woodland trails for passerines. Facilities available. Leaders - Richard and Renee Peters

cardinal March 26, Sunday, 8:00am–11:00am CENTENNIAL PARK
West end parking lot.
Easy walking around the lake on paved path. Waterfowl expected, woodland trails for passerines. Facilities available. Leader - Mike Kerwin

Also MOS Chapter Meetings & Field Trips.



Trip Report Results: Field trip leaders send the trip report to the web, and we post the results. If you were on the trip you can see what you saw. If you missed the trip, you can see what you missed.

As a trip leader, you can use your eBird report as a basis for your report to the webmaster.

  • To do this, open the report to be used.
  • Click on View or Edit
  • When that opens, click on Email Yourself
  • Forward that email you send yourself to the webmaster and add the information in the column to the right:
  • Names of all trip leaders (if more than one)
  • Date of trip (if not the same as on eBird report)
  • Location of trip (as advertised by Bird Club)
  • Details (if different than ones shown in eBird report)
  • Number (and names) of participants)
  • Additional comments (if desired)

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