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:

November 17, December 1 and 15, January 5 and 19, and February 2 and 16 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:
December 3, January 7, February 4
November 19, December 17, January 21, February 18
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:
Sunday, November 13
WHERE: Jug Bay
WHAT:
Half-day trip to explore open habitats along the Patuxent River looking for sparrows, field birds, and any late migrants.

Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the end of Croom Airport Road past the Patuxent River Park (at Jug Bay) main entrance.
WHO:
Reservation suggested. Contact the leader David Mozurkewich for more information (mozurk@verizon.net)

WHEN:
Sunday, November 20   
WHERE: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, Maryland.

Meet 9 a.m. at Bowie Park and Ride parking lot to form car pools.
WHAT:
Full day trip. Scopes will be helpful. Bring snacks and/or lunch.  Depending on the birding, we may stop on the way home in Cambridge for a bite to eat.
WHO:
Contact Barbara Ricciardi (barbararicciardi27@gmail.com) for more information.  Reservations only, and limited to 10.

WHEN:
Sunday, December 4 
WHERE: Piscataway Park

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the end of Wharf Road. 
WHAT:
Half-day trip. The main draw here is waterfowl viewed from Wharf Road and the boardwalk. Waterfowl numbers can be impressive, especially in years withextensive hydrilla mats.
WHO:
Reservations not required. Contact leader David Mozurkewich (mozurk@verizon.net) for more information.



BIRD COUNTS


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OTHER AREA BIRDING TRIPS



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last updated 11/12/2016