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Directions? Go to Howard Birding Spots
field trips. Email Linda.
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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
January 20, Saturday half day. Alpha Ridge Landfill
Contact Joe Hanfman for
Carpooling is required. Limited to a maximum of five cars. Moderate walking
over hills and fields of the landfill. We will search for Short-eared Owls with no
guarantee of finding one. Other possibilities are Northern Harrier, American Kestrel,
Horned Lark, American Pipit, and Eastern Meadowlark. If we finish early, we may go to Mount
Pleasant and look for wintering sparrows. Facilities at Alpha Ridge Park.
January 27, Saturday all day.
February 24, FridaySunday MOS Conference at Ocean City
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February 7, Wednesday
8:00 am 23 hours. Lake Elkhorn
Meet at the Dockside parking lot.
Easy walking along the lake and to Forbay Pond. Waterfowl, sparrows and winter
finches are possible. The lake can turn up interesting surprises. No facilities. Leader:
February 10, Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Blandair Park North
Meet at the south end of Summer Hollow Lane, Columbia.
Walk the trails along scrubland and woods. Sometimes non-winter birds over-winter
here. No facilities, boots recommended. Leader: Anthony VanSchoor
February 17, Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Lake Kittamaqundi
Meet in the top side lakefront fountain that is near Whole Foods off Little Patuxent
Easy walking around the newly paved path. Waterfowl, gulls and sparrows expected.
Facilities available. Leader: Clayton Koonce