Fall 2016
Field Trips, Bird
Walks, & Bird Counts









Luther Goldman Birding Trail
Fran Uhler and Governor Bridge Natural Areas
Field Trips Bird Counts
Other Area Birding Trips

The Prince George's Audubon Society leads mid-week bird walks every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Luther Goldman Birding Trail.  In the fall and winter months (Sept. - March) walks will begin at 3:00 PM, and in the spring and summer months (April - August) they will start at 6:00 PM.  Meet at the parking lot at Berwyn Road and Ballew Ave. in Berwyn Heights (see map and directions).  For beginners and experts.  Bird checklist available.  No reservations needed.  Contact Dave Mozurkewich at  mozurk@verizon.net for more information. 

Upcoming dates:
August 18 at 6 pm
September 1 and 15, October 6 and 20, November 10 and 24, and December 8 and 22 at 3 pm

PGAS-sponsored Saturday morning bird walks to two areas of Patuxent River Park co-managed by PGAS and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Fran Uhler Natural Area
Governor Bridge Natural Area
This park features mature woodlands and open water wetland that can feature migrant warblers, Barred Owls, and the occasional Yellow-crowned Night Heron. This park offers a wide variety of habitats -- mature riparian woodlands, second growth scrub, open grassy fields, and small ponds and creeks.
FUNA walks take place on the 1st Saturday of the month: GBNA walks take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month:
August 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3
August 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17
Meet at park entrance at 7:30 am.  No reservations needed.  For maps, directions, and trip reports from our monthly bird walks, click on Fran Uhler or Governor Bridge.  If you have questions, contact trip leader Bill Sefton at kiwisuits@msn.com or 240-603-5201.

FIELD TRIPS
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Check out the Trip Reports page for details from some of our past excursions)

All trips are free unless otherwise noted
Trips are open to members and non-members and to birders from amateur to expert
All trips require reservations with the trip leaders or other contact person as indicated
The times listed are departure times, so please arrive a little earlier
Carpools can be arranged at the meeting areas

WHEN:
Thursday, September 22, 2016
WHERE: Jug Bay Natural Area

Meet at 4:00 pm at Patuxent River Park, Jug Bay (PG side) dockside.
WHAT:
Afternoon pontoon boat trip at Jug Bay to observe Sora, Least Bittern and other specialties of this freshwater marsh.
WHO:
Trip will be lead by Greg Kearns.  For reservations (required) contact David
Mozurkewich, mozurk@verizon.net

WHEN:
Saturday, September 24 (rain date Sept. 25)
WHERE: Turkey Point Hawk Watch (Cecil County)

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Bowie Park & Ride to carpool to Turkey Point (approx. 2 hr. drive). 
WHAT:
The Hawk Watch is located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, on a southward-pointing peninsula that acts as a funnel for migrating hawks and passerines. If the raptors aren't flying, there should be plenty of passerines to keep us busy, and the scenery alone is worth the trip.

Bring money for tolls along I-95.  Also bring snacks and drinks and either a packed lunch or money to purchase lunch at Woodie's Crab House in the town of NorthEast after we're done at the Hawk Watch. Optional:  bring a lightweight folding chair or a blanket to sit on at the Hawk Watch.  There will be a one-mile walk on a gravel road from the parking lot to the Hawk Watch site, so be sure that your things are easy to carry.
WHO:
Contact leader Marcia Watson (marshwren50@comcast.net) no later than midnight of Wednesday September 21 for reservations (required) and more information.


BIRD COUNTS

Date Event
Contact
Sunday, September 18
Prince George's County Fall Count
Dave Mozurewich
mozurk@verizon.net

OTHER AREA BIRDING TRIPS



Questions or comments?  Contact the PGAS Webmaster at:  info@pgaudubon.org

last updated 8/13/2016