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.

December 29 (Sat.) - Christmas Bird Count - Contact Mark Johnson at 410-692-5978 or

January 1 (Tues.) - Annual New Year Perryman Walk - Celebrate the New Year or recover from New Year's Eve with a tour through the always productive Perryman Area. The leader is Phil Powers ( or 410-679-4116). Meet at the parking lot of the Aberdeen Walmart on Rt.40 at 8:30 AM

January 12 (Sat.) - Feeder Social - Join our annual feeder social to visit the private home of one of our members. This year Steve and Tika Dannenfelser have invited us into their home to watch the avian visitors who come to their bird feeders. Perhaps you will get some new ideas for attracting more birds to your yard. Light refreshments will be served and contributions are always welcome but not required. This is winter birding at its best, watching birds from a warm and cozy spot with yummy food and drink while socializing with fellow birders. Contact the Dannenfelsers at ( or 410-688-9127) and copy to Tom Gibson ( This event is open to HBC members and their guests only. Reservations required. The event begins at 8:30 AM.

January 12 (Sat.) - Youth Christmas Count - Young birders between the ages of 4 and 16, Join Rachel Hebert Ortt, Mary Murray and the Harford Youth Bird Club at Swan Harbor Farm Park. The Count runs from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Contact Mary (; 410-812-6621) or Rachel ( or 443-299-8384) for details. Registration required.

January 19 (Sat.) - Conowingo Eagle Watch - Meet at Fisherman's Park below the dam at 9:00 AM. Bring your binos and/or scope for great views of our majestic national bird. Photographers, this is also a great opportunity for not only excellent shots of the likely numerous eagles but also gulls and waterfowl. The leader is Dave Webb ( or 410-939-3537).

January 26 (Sat.) - Bird Walk at Perryville Community Park, Stump Point. - This is a leisurely birding excursion on largely paved surfaces to look for swans and winter ducks. The leaders are Colleen Webster ( or 410-459-4577) and Sue Procell (; 443-417-4919) . Meet at the far end of the park at 9:00 AM.

February 2 (Sat.) - Bradenbaugh Soup Tour - Trip begins at Jarrettsville Elementary School parking lot. From there Dennis Kirkwood leads us on a pleasant tour through NW Harford County's agricultural area to find wintering field birds and waterfowl. Expect Horned Larks, Longspurs and Snow Buntings along with Ring-necked Ducks, and maybe a Cackling Goose. The trip ends at the leader's house where you will enjoy hot soup, homemade breads, good conversation and maybe even a brief glimpse of the resident screech owl. Contact Dennis at ( or 410-692-5905). The trip begins at 8:00 AM.

February 17 (Sun.) - Lewes, Delaware - Indian River Inlet - This trip begins at the Havre de Grace Park & Ride (I-95 & 155) at 7:00 AM. The leaders will guide you to several birding hot spots along the coast of the Delaware River and Bay in search of overwintering and resident species. Contact the two experienced leaders, Dave Larkin (; 410-569-8319) and Russ Kovach ( closer to the event for further details.

February 23 (Sat.) - Swan Harbor Farm Park - Meet at the parking lot at the Agricultural Education Center at the end of the driveway at 8:00 AM. Visit this Harford County gem with its commanding view of the bay and explore the three impoundments, wooded trails and open fields. The farm, with its varied habitat, has developed into a fine location for a broad spectrum of birdlife including waterfowl, marsh specialties, raptors, and sparrows. The leader is Mark Johnson (; 410-692-5978).

March 6 (Wed.) - Timberdoodle Hunt - Meet at the I-95/155 Park and Ride. From there the guides will lead this evening's trip to a well-known site for Woodcocks, one of our most interesting and elusive birds. Hopefully you will see the fascinating Woodcock sky dance mating display as well as hear their distinctive call notes. Leaders are Elaine Beery ( or 410-272-6037) and Dave Larkin (; 410-569-8319). TIME 6:30 PM.

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