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, March 2, 8:30am                        Leader: Brad Phoebus        
Loch Raven Reservoir  
Join Brad for a birding trip focusing on ducks at various locations around
Loch Raven Reservoir, starting at Loch Raven Point and then moving to
secondary dam and perhaps other spots such as Peerce's Cove and the
old picnic area. Rare birds such as Eurasian Wigeon, Cackling Goose, and
Greater White-Fronted Goose have ocasionally shown up here. Park along
Loch Raven Road at the beach area near the bridge. A scope is not
necessary, but if you have one, do bring it, along with binoculars. Contact
Brad Phoebus at or 443-415-9776 with any
questions and to register—and to confirm the meeting location.

** Location change!
Tuesday, March 12, 7:00pm.    Leader: Tim Houghton        
Evening Woodcock Watch - Home Depot Edgewood
Park in the southwest section of the Home Depot--which is located on Hwy
40 (Pulaski Highway) near Hwy 24.  Please be there no later than 7pm. We
will likely hear woodcocks and hopefully see one or more display flights.
Bring a good flashlight if you have one, as well as binoculars. Waterproof
shoes might be a good idea in case it's wet or muddy. Contact Tim by e-mail
at (preferred) or call 410-510-7504 to ask any
questions. Hope for good weather!


Saturday, April 6, 9:00am                        Leader: Fred Brundick        
Cromwell Valley Park, Photographing Nature                
Bring your camera and binoculars—Fred Brundick will take you around
wonderful Cromwell Valley Park. This will be a great way to get into practice
just as the flowers, butterflies, and birds are beginning to show their stuff.
To register, contact Fred at or 443-752-5607.

Saturday, April 6, 10am-noon                        Leader: Bryan MacKay
Patapsco Valley State Park, Signs of Spring Walk
Join naturalist Bryan MacKay for a 2 mile hike as buds begin to swell and
birds begin to sing. Learn about early season plants and history of the
valley; we may even see a few birds! We will walk 300 yards uphill on a
rocky trail to view a beautiful cascade, then continue upstream on a rough
trail. There is a small fee to get in the park. To register please contact
Bryan at, at least a day in advance.

Saturday, April 20, 8:30am                        Leader: Colleen Webster
Feathers and Flowers at Susquehanna State Park
An ideal time to enjoy emerging wildflowers, as well as early migrant
songbirds and lingering winter visitors. Meet at the parking area at the
confluence of Deer Creek and the Susquehanna River just north of Rock
Run Mill at 8:30 AM. No registration necessary. If you have any questions,
contact Colleen at 410-459-4577 or

Saturday, May 4, 8am                        Leader: Brad Phoebus
Milford Mill (Villa Nova Park), for warblers and other songbirds
(695, right on Liberty Road, right on Washington Ave., right on Milford Mill
Rd, right into parking area immediately after going under 695)
Join Brad at this excellent warbler migrant trap along a creek and woods; an
easy mile loop. Often during the first half of May this spot is popping with
warblers and other songbirds. To register—and ask questions about
location or anything else—contact Brad at or 443-

**Sorry this trip has been canceled**
Sunday, May 5, 8 am - 1 pm                    Leader:  Bryan MacKay
National Arboretum, Washington DC
The National Arboretum is one of DC's treasures, and never more so than
at the height of azalea season.  60,000 azaleas will be in bloom!  We'll also
look at spring wildflowers at Fern Valley.  While this is primarily a botanical
walk, we'll surely see some good birds at prime migration season.  The
Arboretum is closer than you think, only a 30 minute drive down the
Parkway from Catonsville.  Bring lunch, water, and binocs.  Details and
directions from Bryan MacKay,

Saturday May 11, 8:30am                          Leader: Fred Brundick
North Point State Park (Edgemere, MD)
North Point is a 1,310 acre park on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.  We’
ll be searching for spring migrants and resident birds on the Marsh Trail and
bay front. Park entrance fee is $3/vehicle (have exact change). To register,
contact Fred at or 443-752-5607. All levels of birders
welcome, scope helpful if you have one.

**This trip is canceled due to weather**
Sunday, May 12, 7:00am                        Leader: Tim Houghton
Susquehanna State Park
Susquehanna State Park is Harford County’s (and maybe the state's) best
place to find Cerulean Warblers and other warbler and songbird species.
This park has a little bit of everything. E-mail Tim for information and to
register at or call 410-510-7504. Meeting place
will be at Rock Run Mill (corner of Stafford Rd. and Rock Run Rd.).