Please join us for one of these enjoyable outings!  Take a look
at the calendar and plan to spend some time with other CAS
members and  friends enjoying relaxing outdoor activities.  
eginners of all ages are welcome as
all trips include attention to novices.  

*Please read reports from past field trips*
Field Trips
Chesapeake Audubon Society                             Field Trips


Saturday, January 15 - Terrapin Park (Sandy Point)
Leader:  Hugh Simmons
Join Hugh at this beautiful location for a great morning of birding on the
shores of the Chesapeake Bay.  Located by the Bay Bridge, this park offers
easy trails and a pond filled with both migrating and resident songbirds,
waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors.   If we hear of any Snow Buntings visiting
Sandy Point, we’ll stop for a look on the way home.  Join us by contacting
Hugh at 410-628-4246 before 9 PM or you can e-mail him at for information on meeting times and places.

Sunday, January 23, 1-3PM - Pickering Creek - Owls
Bird Walk-n-Talk series, Cost: $10 Adult/ $5 Child
See description on Nov. 14th event

Saturday, January 29 - 8AM Patterson Park
Please join us for our first monthly Bird Walk for 2011.  It’s always good to
see what birds have chosen to make the park their winter home and there is
usually a nice surprise at the pond.  Meet the group at the fountain, which is
in the northwest corner of the park close to the Pagoda.  No need to
register! The walk runs from 8AM to 9:30AM.  We have binoculars for you to
use if you need them.  It is a fun family activity!  Call 410-558-2473 with any

Sunday, January 30 - Delaware Beaches
Leader:  Ruth Bergstrom
We'll visit Prime Hook, Cape Henlopen State Park, and/or Delaware
Seashore State Park depending on what's being reported for wintering Bay
and Sea Ducks.  Email Ruth at or call her at 443-752-
1967 to register and for details.


Sunday, February 6, 2-4PM Pickering Creek -
Bird Walk-n-Talk, Cost:  $10 adult/$5 Child,
The new
Bird Walk n’ Talk series introduces beginning birders of all ages
to the birds found along the Delmarva Peninsula. Each month will be an
exploration of the habitat, identification and calls of different bird groups.
Naturalists will lead introductions about the monthly bird groups, then adults
and children will split up for specialized hikes. Adults learn some in-depth
identification skills and bird/habitat connections. Kids look for birds then get
to interpret their imaginations into bird crafts. Hot beverages and
homemade treats await us on our return to ease the winter chills.
Please register in advance by calling 410/822-4903. Pre-registration is
required. Children are considered ages 15 and under.
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Saturday, June 9, 9:00am                  Leader: Colleen Webster
Perryville Community Park Paddle Outing
Bring your kayak, canoe, stand-up, etc.  Colleen will ply the usually
serene waters of the well-protected Mill Creek and historic Furnace
Bay in search of swimmers, divers and, of course, fliers.  Eagles and
Osprey are often seen soaring overhead; songbirds and woodland
birds frequent the shoreline; waterfowl and heron are common
sightings. Meet at 9:00 AM at Stumps Point at the far end of the
Perryville Community Park.   Contact Colleen Webster
( or 410-459=4577) with questions and to
register.  No rental boats available.


Saturday, August 18, 9am     Leaders; Brad Phoebus and Tim
Houghton,  Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (in Delaware)
Meet at the Visitor Center (2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, DE)
This is basically a day trip. Good idea to bring lunch. Bombay Hook is
about 2 hours from Baltimore and is a terrific place to see shorebirds
and waders.  Contact Brad at or 443-415-
9776 with questions or to register.


Saturday, September 8, 8:00am               Leader: John Landers
Ocean City area and Assateague
Meet John Landers at the Ocean City Inlet. You will bird in that area as
well as places south and west of there, including Assateague. The trip
can end at noon, but John will continue birding after that for those who
are interested. Meet at the Inlet at 8:00am. Contact John at 410-292-
9549, with questions and to register.

Sunday, September 9, 8:00am          Leaders: Denis and Jerri
Muller , Cromwell Valley Park  (Baltimore County)
You'll spend time hiking trails in search of migrating songbirds,
including sparrows and warblers. Cromwell Valley is a 426 -acre
stream valley park in Baltimore County and one of the best places in
MD for migrating fall birds. There are fields, woods, hedgerows, and
wood piedmont hills—much diverse habitat. The park is several miles
off the Cromwell Bridge exit (exit 29) of I-695. Meet at the main
parking lot from the Willow Grove entrance. Contact the leaders at  
410-493-8579 or with questions and to

Saturday, September 15, 8:30am                Leader: Tim Houghton
Turkey Point (Elk Neck State Park, Cecil County)
For fall migration, few places in Maryland are as good as Turkey
Point, at the southern tip of Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County. (I 95
to exit 100, and then take 272 south all the way to the parking lot at
the end.) An $8 toll is required. Contact Tim at 410-510-7504 or
(preferred) to register.

Sunday, September 16, 8am                   Leader: Brad Phoebus
Oregon Ridge Park (near the I83 and Schwann Road exit)
Last year showed that Oregon Ridge Park is an excellent place for
migrating fall songbirds (e.g. warblers, including Connecticut Warbler)
as well as other birds. Contact Brad at or
443-415-9776 with questions or to register.