Bird Club Field Trips
Here are the Harford Bird Club field trips for the next few weeks. If you would like further information about a particular field trip, please contact Tom Gibson.

July 22 (Sat.) – Hummingbird Banding – Watch from the expansive porch of Diane Jones's home overlooking beautiful gardens as the experienced bird bander, Bruce Peterjohn, skillfully and delicately bands our smallest bird. Contact Diane for details, directions and best viewing times (410-404-9180; diane.v.jones@ssa.gov).

July 29 (Sat.) – Harford Glen Wildlife Search – The Glen is always beautiful and offers diverse habitat in a compact area. Do not miss the variety of wildlife and avian species found in this Harford County gem. Join Matt Hafner and members of the Susquehannock Wildlife Society in finding and appreciating the herps, insects, mammals and birds that this exceptional site offers. This is a family friendly trip. Join them in the parking lot of the Glen at 9:00 AM. Contact Matt Hafner (hafner.matt@gmail.com; 410-971-3203) for further information.

August 12 (Sat.) – Butterflies, Dragonflies and Birds – Birds are the main interest of the HBC but there are other beautiful and fascinating creatures that fly. On this trip we certainly do not plan to ignore birds but our focus will be on finding and identifying butterflies and dragonflies. Total beginners to accomplished naturalists are welcome and encouraged to participate. Helping with this outing will be Josh Emm (apistopanchax@gmail.com; 410-937-6790) and Colleen Webster (cwebster@harford.edu; 410-459-4577). Meet at Swan Harbor Farm Park at 9:00 AM. Weather is critical to this event, so be sure to check with one of the above if the forecast is questionable.

August 19 (Sat.) – Hummingbird Happy Hour – The shaded porch, the views of lovely gardens with attractive plantings, tasty snacks, refreshing beverages, convivial camaraderie and the swarms of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds make this a truly unique and pleasant afternoon. Diane Jones is our gracious host welcoming us at 5:00 PM. Contact her (diane.v.jones@ssa.gov; 410-404-9180) for details and directions. Contributions to the snacks and refreshments welcome but not necessary.

August 26 (Sat.) – Shorebird Search – Dennis Kirkwood and Josh Emm lead the search for shorebirds along the shores of Harford County. Beginners looking to improve their identification skills will find this trip very informative. Experienced birders will have the opportunity to search for rarities. All will enjoy this morning trip starting at the parking lot near the launch ramp of Tydings Park in Havre de Grace at 7:30 AM. Scopes helpful but not required. Contact Dennis (newarkfarms@gmail.com; 410-692-5905).

September 4 (Mon. Labor Day) РMa & Pa Trail РStroll a portion of this popular trail, walking from Annie's Playground towards Tollgate Road in search of early migrants and local residents. The diverse habitats along the way promise a good variety of species. Meet at the parking lot near Annie’s Playground on Smith Lane off Connolly Road in Fallston at 7:00 AM. The leader is Elaine Beery (ehbeery@yahoo.com; 410-272-6037).

September 9 (Sat.) – Birding for Beginners at Harford Glen – Ruth Bergstrom is the leader for this pleasant walk along the wetlands, streams, and meadows of this beautiful outdoor education site. This trip is specifically designed for beginners. School age children accompanied by an adult are welcome as well. Meet Ruth at 8:30 AM in the Harford Glen parking lot. For further details contact Ruth at (443-752-1967; ruthb22@yahoo.com).

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