Winter/Spring 2018
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 or 301-509-2212 for more information. 

Upcoming dates:

January 4 and 18, February 1 and 15, March 1 and 15 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:
January 6, February 3, March 3*

*Annual cleanup
January 20, February 17, March 17*

*Annual cleanup
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 or 240-603-5201.

Co-sponsored by the Patuxent Bird Club
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

Tuesday, March 6, 9 am
WHERE: South Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge
Bird Walk, Seasons at South Tract.  One of a series of quarterly bird walks at the South Tract of the Patuxent Research Refuge. Be prepared to walk up to 2.5 miles.Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle.Target species include early migrating landbirds and lingering waterfowl.

Meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot of the National Wildlife Visitor Center;. For directions, see directions.html. 
For further information, contact Marcia Watson,

Saturday, March 24, 9 am
WHERE: Susquehanna River from Havre to Grace to Conowingo Dam

Meet at 9 am at Havre de Grace Marina, 723 Water Street. Bring snacks and drinks and dress warmly–conditions are often windy along the river.
We will bird from the top of the Chesapeake Bay up the Susquehanna River to the Conowingo Dam, stopping at various overlooks for the primary target species, gulls and waterfowl.
Contact the trip leader, Gene Scarpulla, at no later than 3/17

Saturday, April 28, 8:30 am
WHERE: Fort Smallwood Hawk Watch (Anne Arundel County, MD)

Meet at the Bowie Park and Ride at 8:30 am to carpool
To observe the spring raptor migration spectacle.  Data for the spring raptor migration are compiled annually by a team of counters organized by Sue Ricciardi from the Anne Arundel Bird Club. The number of raptors counted in a spring season ranges from 9,000 to 12,500, and
fifteen different raptor species are usually observed, though not all may be present on any one day. In recognition of the significance of the hawkwatch, Fort Smallwood Park has been named an Important Bird Area by Audubon Maryland/DC.  Migration of non-raptor species is also
noteworthy, especially waterfowl, swallows, and Blue Jays and other passerines. About 260 species of birds have been observed at the Park.

Bring folding chair, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, drinks and snacks.  Also bring cash for daily parking fee of $6.00 per vehicle.
No reservations needed.  Contact David Mozurkewich ( for more information.

Saturday, May 24, 7 am (full day trip)
WHERE: Delaware Bayshore

Meet at the Bowie Park & Ride at 7 AM
Migrating shorebirds are the main target species.  We can also expect to see gulls, terns, some waterfowl, and waders. Exact route and stops will be determined by current bird reports and by tides.  Bring lunch, snacks, drinks, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, scope, and money for tolls and possible dinner stop. 
Reservations required.  Please contact Fred Fallon at no later than May 20 to reserve your spot, and for more information.


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last updated 3/8/2018