Spring/Summer 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  mozurk@verizon.net or 301-509-2212 for more information. 

Upcoming dates:

March 1 and 15, June 7 and 21, July 19, August 2 and 16 at 6 pm

NO JULY 6 WALK

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:
May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4
May 19, June 16, July 21, August 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
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

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

Meet at the Bowie Park & Ride at 7 AM
WHAT:
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. 
WHO:
Reservations required.  Please contact Fred Fallon at fwfallon@ymail.com no later than May 20 to reserve your spot, and for more information.

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 5, 8 am.  Half-day walk.
WHERE: South Tract of the Patuxent Research Refuge

Meet at 8:00 am in the parking lot of the National Wildlife Visitor Center; bear left on entering the parking area and go all the way to the last section of the lot past the covered solar recharging station for electric vehicles.  For directions, see:

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/directions.html
WHAT:
The last of a series of quarterly bird walks at the South Tract of the Patuxent Research Refuge.  We will walk some of the trails and will stop at the Pollinator Garden bird feeding area by the
Visitor Center. Be prepared to walk up to 2.5 miles. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Target species include late migrating landbirds and resident breeding birds. 
WHO:
For further information, contact the leader, Ken Cohen at kvulture@aol.com



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last updated 5/25/2018