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

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. Pre-meeting slide show of some of the 2017 butterflies (7:00-7:30) and a preliminary report of the 2017 Howard County Butterfly Survey results (7:30-7:50) by Linda Hunt.




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 November

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

December 2, Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Howard Waterfowl Search
Meet at Broken Land Parkway parking lot at Lake Elkhorn.
Plan to visit the Columbia lakes search for gulls, ducks, grebes, loons and other waterfowl Easy walking involved. Plan to carpool. Bring lunch and drinks. Scopes helpful. Facilities available. Leader: Kurt Schwarz

January 1, 2018, Monday. Start at 8:00 (half day). Start Your Year List
Meet at Mount Pleasant.
Easy walking on paved paths and woodland trails. Plan to carpool to different locations to find as many species as possible. The one day of the year where every bird is new! Facilities available. Leader: Kurt Schwarz

binoculars dollar_charge January 13, Saturday, All Day Trip Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Reservations required.
Plan to stop at the Choptank River Bridge for ducks and coffee. Bring lunch and drinks. Dress warmly. Entrance fee or Duck Stamp required. We will carpool. Facilities at some spots.. Email the leader to reserve a spot and get details: Kurt Schwarz

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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