january, 2019

Free Birding Trips

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JULY

Saturday, July 6
Pennyfield in the Summer
Half day. In addition to resident songbirds, we’ll look for common dragonflies and damselflies and listen for frogs calling and other sounds of summer. Meet time/place: 7:30 am at Pennyfield Lock on the C&O Canal. Lisa Shannon and Rob Hilton will lead. For more information, contact Lisa at lpshannon@gmail.com (10-person limit). Register online.

Saturday, July 20 RESCHEDULED to 8/17
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware
Full day at Bombay Hook. Joint trip with Montgomery Bird Club. Shorebirds, marshbirds, and some songbirds. Bring sunscreen, hat, bug repellant, lunch, snacks, and lots of water. Meet time/place: 8:30 am at Bombay Hook Visitor Center parking lot. Paul Pisano and Cyndie Loeper will co-lead. For more information, contact Paul at cheep@allealle.com (15-person limit). Register online.

Wednesday, July 31
Woodbridge/Occoquan Bay NWR, VA
Half day. Songbirds, waterfowl, eagles, and other raptors. Meet time/place: 7:30 am inside the refuge at central parking lot. Register online (6-adult limit). For more info, contact leader Jim Waggener at 703-567-3555.

AUGUST

Saturday, August 17 RESCHEDULED from 7/20
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware
Full day at Bombay Hook. Joint trip with Montgomery Bird Club. Shorebirds, marshbirds, and some songbirds. Bring sunscreen, hat, bug repellant, lunch, snacks, and lots of water. Meet time/place: 8:30 am at Bombay Hook Visitor Center parking lot. Paul Pisano and Cyndie Loeper will co-lead. For more information, contact Paul at cheep@allealle.com (15-person limit). Register online.

Sunday, August 25
Huntley Meadows “Hike/Bike” Trail, Fairfax County, VA
Half day. Summer resident songbirds and early migrants. Meet time/ place: 8 am at parking lot at 6901 S. Kings Hwy., Alexandria, VA. Paved path with off-trail options requiring additional precautions. For more information, contact the leader, Ben Jesup, at benbreep@gmail.com (12-person limit). Register online.

Wednesday, August 28
Woodbridge/Occoquan Bay NWR, VA
Half day. Songbirds, waterfowl, eagles, and other raptors. Meet time/place: 7:30 am inside the refuge at central parking lot. Register online (6-adult limit). For more info, contact leader Jim Waggener at 703-567-3555.

SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 1
Sycamore Landing and Hughes Hollow, MD
Half day. Early migrant songbirds; some raptors, waterfowl, and migrating butterflies. Meet time/place: 8 am at the Sycamore Landing parking lot by the C&O Canal. Easy walking trail. For more information, contact the leader, Tony Futcher, at 301-422-3927 or tonyfutcher1@verizon.net. Register online.

Saturday, September 7 FULL – REGISTER FOR WAITLIST ONLINE
Patuxent River Park, Jug Bay Natural Area, Prince George’s Co., MD
Half day. Joint trip with Montgomery Bird Club. Three-hour pontoon boat trip on the Patuxent followed by trail walk. Search for sora, also migrant and resident songbirds and waterbirds. Meet time/place: 7 am at the park entrance gate. Bring fee of $7 per person for park program; boat trip can be cool and a bit damp. Leaders: Greg Kearns and Karen Fairweather. For more information, contact Marta Wagner at wagmara@yahoo.com (20-person limit). Register online.

Saturday, September 21
Snickers Gap Hawkwatch (between Bluemont & Berryville, VA)
Two-thirds day. Joint trip with Montgomery Bird Club. Peak time for Broad-winged Hawks. Meet time/place: 10 am at the commuter lot at VA 7 and VA 601. Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams will lead. Bring scopes, tripods, chairs, and packed lunch. For more information, contact the leaders at icepeep@aol.com or 703-282- 9495 (cell). Register online.

Wednesday, September 25
Woodbridge/Occoquan Bay NWR, VA
Half day. Songbirds, waterfowl, eagles, and other raptors. Meet time/place: 7:30 am inside the refuge at central parking lot. Register online (6-adult limit). For more info, contact leader Jim Waggener at 703-567-3555.

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