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)

Programs

November 9, 2017. Owls in Myth and Culture—a Global Perspective, by David H. Johnson, Director, Global Owl Project.
What people believe about owls makes a difference in how they protect and conserve them. GLOW is a non-profit consortium of some 450 researchers, museum curators, students and volunteers working in 65 countries. This presentation will describe the methods, cultural insights and results of their findings.

December 14, 2017. Monarch Butterflies: Their Amazing Life History and Current Conservation Status, by Pam Spencer of the Baltimore County Master Gardeners.
Pam is an emergency room nurse who finds time to work with butterflies in their several life stages and promote their conservation through educational programs.




FIELD TRIPS

Questions? Questions? Email Field Trip Chair.

Wheelchair accessible Wheelchair accessible
binoculars Reservations required!

cardinal Great 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 October

November 4, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Half day.
Mount Pleasant SKY WATCH

Meet at parking lot.
This trip will be strictly a sky watch for late-migrating raptors and other potential goodies. Our main target will be Golden Eagle; while not expected, early November is the best time to catch one flying over Howard County. We will watch the skies and tally the birds as long as conditions are productive. Hope for a north wind! Bring water, lunch, hat, sunscreen, light-colored sun glasses, comfortable lawn chair (recliners are best), binocular, scope, and camera if you like. Participants can also walk the Conservancy trails if sky-watching proves non-productive. Facilities available. Leader: Russ Ruffing

Wheelchair accessiblecardinal November 5, Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 2-3 hours. (Daylight Saving Time ends) Centennial Park
Meet at West end parking lot.
Easy walking on paved path around Centennial Lake. Woodlands, fields and water host a wide variety of species. Great view of the sky for flyovers. Early waterfowl, lingering migrants likely. Facilities available. Leaders: Karen & Kevin Heffernan

November 11, Saturday 8:00 a.m. (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. Knee-high waterproof footwear is advisable for part of hike. Port-a-pots available. Leader: Wes Earp

Wheelchair accessiblecardinal November 12, Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 2-3 hours. Centennial Park Meet at West end parking lot.
Easy walking on paved path around Centennial Lake. Woodlands, fields and water host a wide variety of species. Great view of the sky for flyovers. Facilities available. Leader: Mary Lou Clark

Wheelchair accessiblecardinal November 19, Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 2-3 hours. Centennial Park Meet at West end parking lot.
Easy walking on paved path around Centennial Lake. Woodlands, fields and water host a wide variety of species. Great view of the sky for flyovers. Facilities available. Leader: Richard & Renee Peters

Wheelchair accessiblecardinal November 26, Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 2-3 hours. Centennial Park Meet at West end parking lot.
Easy walking on paved path around Centennial Lake. Woodlands, fields and water host a wide variety of species. Great view of the sky for flyovers. 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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