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

March 8, 2018. The Azores and Madeira Islands: Endemics and Island Beauty, by Phil Davis.
Phil has long been fascinated by these islands as stepping stones for vagrant European and African rarities arriving in North America. Phil and his wife, Barbara, traveled to the islands in 2104 and returned two years later to lead a group of birders on a grand tour of seven islands. This will be a multimedia presentation focusing on endemic species and the overall beauty and culture of these infrequently visited islands. Phil has served as secretary for the MD/DC Records Committee for over twenty years.




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. Carpooliing is encouraged. No pets!

Birds expected in Howard County in February

Wheelchair accessible cardinal March 4, Sunday 8:00 a.m., 2–3 hrs. Centennial Park
Meet at West end parking lot.
Easy walking around the lake on paved path. Waterfowl expected early migrant passerines possible. Facilities available. Leader: Richard & Renee Peters

Wheelchair accessible cardinal March 11, Sunday 8:00 a.m., 2–3 hrs. Centennial Park
Meet at West end parking lot.
Easy walking around the lake on paved path. Waterfowl expected early migrant passerines possible. Facilities available. Leader: Mary Lou Clark

March 17, Saturday 8:30 a.m., half day. Winter Sparrow Search
Meet at the parking lot of the Howard County Conservancy.
Search the wetland and dry fields as we look for as many sparrows as possible while looking for signs of spring. This is the peak time for singing Fox Sparrows. Waterproof boots are recommended. Facilities at some spots. Leader: Bonnie Ott

Wheelchair accessible cardinal March 18, Sunday 8:00 a.m., 2–3 hrs. Centennial Park
Meet at West end parking lot.
Easy walking around the lake on paved path. Waterfowl expected, woodland trails for passerines. Facilities available. Leaders: Karen & Kevin Heffernan

March 24, Saturday 8:00 a.m., half day. Waterfowl Search
Meet at Lake Elkhorn Broken Land Pkwy parking lot.
We will 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

Wheelchair accessible cardinal March 25, Sunday 8:00 a.m., 2–3 hrs. Centennial Park
Meet at West end parking lot.
Easy walking around the lake on paved path. Waterfowl expected, early migrant passerines possible. 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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