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FREDERICK BIRD CLUB

Maryland Ornithological Society


Chapter Officers

President: Kathy Brown (301) 865-1369
Vice President: Don Hambright (301) 676-0635
Treasurer: Grace Borell (301) 514-3772
Secretary: Marilyn Veek (301) 846-0381
State Director to MOS: Tom Humphrey (240) 793-2508



2016 - 2017 Program Year

Frederick Bird Club meetings are normally held the first Thursday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM.   This year we will meet at Homewood at Crumland Farms (7407 Willow Road) in Frederick, except in May. Please contact leaders by 5 PM the day before trips to confirm when and where to meet.

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Click below to view the latest copy of our state MOS publication,

The Maryland Yellowthroat


Volume 36, Number 4 September/October 2016

NEW: Frederick County Birding Maps

Bird Rehab Resource: DNR - Wildlife Problems



** ** ACTIVITIES ** **


September 1 -- MEETING.   Mike Dixon and Chet Anderson on "Purple Martins."

September 10 -- MOS BOARD MEETING.   Hosted by Baltimore County.

September 17 -- ASCM NATURE WALK.   Audrey Carroll (monarch tagging).

September 17 -- HASHAWHA ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER.   Leader: Kathy Calvert (301-810-5677).

September 24 -- GAMBRILL STATE PARK and FREDERICK WATERSHED.   Search for migrating fall warblers. Leader: Lois Kauffman (301-845-6690).

October 6 -- MEETING.   George Jett on "Birds and Conservation in Colombia."

October 7-9 -- CAPE MAY WEEKEND.   Search this wonderful area for migrating birds, especially raptors. We plan to travel to Cape May on the 7th, bird all day Saturday and Sunday morning and return Sunday afternoon. Reserve your room at the West Cape Motel (609-884-4280). Leader: Kathy Brown (301-865-1369).

October 15 -- ASCM NATURE WALK.   Fred Archibald.

October 22 -- LILYPONS / GREENFIELD ROAD.   Local morning search for migrants and early waterfowl. A great trip for beginners as well as experienced birders. Leader: David Smith (410-549-7082).

November 3 -- MEETING   Mike Bowen will speak on "Birding in Wales."

November 12 -- WAGGONERS GAP.   Tom Humphrey (240-793-2508) will lead a search for migrating hawks.

November 19 -- ASCM NATURE WALK.   Audrey Carroll.

December 1 -- HOLIDAY DINNER AND MEETING.   For our annual dinner, our speaker will be Bob Mumford on "Magnificent Madagascar." Dinner will be at the Homewood at 6:00 P.M. We will also hold our fantastic silent auction. Please make reservations with and send money to Treasurer Grace Borell before 11/20/2016.

December 3 -- MOS BOARD MEETING.   Hosted by Cecil County (Conowingo Visitor’s Center).

December 17 -- WASHINGTON COUNTY CHRISTMAS COUNT.   Enjoy a day in the field helping out our neighbors to the west - Coordinator Mark Abdy, mjabdy@yahoo.com, (301-432-7696).

December 18 -- CATOCTIN CHRISTMAS COUNT #64.   Birders of all ages and levels of experience needed!   Compilers: Bonnie Borsa (301-695-8214) and Kathy Brown (301-865-1369)..

January 2 -- SUGARLOAF CHRISTMAS COUNT.   All are welcome! FBC Coordinator: Helen Horrocks (301-831-6315).

January 5 -- MEETING.   Members Night.

January 7 -- AUDREY CARROLL MID-WINTER COUNT.   Meet at the Sanctuary at 6:30 AM, and be prepared to visit all parts of the sanctuary's 129 acres. You may want your waterproof boots. Compiler: David Smith (410-549-7082).

January 15 -- FRED ARCHIBALD MID-WINTER COUNT.   Meet at the Sanctuary at 6:30 AM, and be ready to cover 140 acres. Don't forget waterproof boots. Compiler: David Smith (410-549-7082).

January 21 -- C&O CANAL MID-WINTER COUNT.   Check the DC Audubon Website HERE or email them HERE.

January 21 -- ASCM NATURE WALK.   Audrey Carroll.

January 28 -- FREDERICK COUNTY MID-WINTER COUNT.   This is the last, but not the least, of our winter counts! The reward afterwards is the enjoyable tally-rally at David and Carol's house. Compiler: David Smith (410-549-7082).

February 2 -- MEETING.   David Smith on "Kestrels."

February 4 -- BLACKWATER NWR.   Search for wintering waterfowl with Kathy Calvert (301-810-5677).

February 17-20 -- GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT.   Count one day or all four!

February 18 -- ASCM NATURE WALK.   Fred Archibald.

February 18-20 -- EASTERN SHORE WEEKEND.   Leaders: Marcia Balestri and Tom Humphrey (240-793-2508)..

March 2 -- MEETING.   Wil Hershberger on his prairie studies.

March 4 -- MOS BOARD MEETING.   Hosted by Patuxent / PG County.

March 11 -- BLACK HILLS RESERVOIR.   Bald Eagles and over-wintering waterfowl. Leader: David Smith (410-549-7082) or Tom Humphrey (240-793-2508).

March 18 -- ASCM NATURE WALK.   Audrey Carroll.

April 6 -- MEETING.   Alan Bromberg on "Ethiopia: Birding in an Ancient Land."

April 22 -- HUGHES HOLLOW BIRDS, WILDFLOWERS AND BUTTERFLIES.   A great trip for beginners as well as experienced birders. Leader: Pat Caro (240-651-5651)..

April 29 -- NATIVE PLANT SALE  of the Audubon Society of Central Maryland, held at the Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary. Please support this sale at one of our favorite and most productive birding hot spots. More information can be found HERE.

April 30 -- THOMPSON WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (near Front Royal, VA).   Warblers and wildflowers! Leader: Lois Kauffman (301-845-6690).

May 4 -- MEETING (Frederick HS Heritage Room).   Speaker: TBA.

May 6 -- HANGOUT AT THE HAMBRIGHT'S.   Potluck breakfast and birding at Don's house, 8076 Geaslin Drive, Middletown (301-676-0635).

May 7 -- FRED ARCHIBALD MAY COUNT.   Meet at the Sanctuary at 6:00 AM. Coordinator: David Smith (410-549-7082).

May 13 -- FREDERICK COUNTY MAY COUNT #53.   It's peak migration, so this is the most fun you can have working on a census. Lots of eyes and ears are needed! Compiler: David Smith (410-549-7082).

May 14 -- AUDREY CARROLL MAY COUNT.   Meet at the Sanctuary at 6:00 AM. Coordinator: David Smith (410-549-7082).

May 20 -- ASCM Bird Banding Demo.   Audrey Carroll.

May 21-22 -- DELAWARE.   Two-day trip looking for Red Knot on the Eastern Shore. Leader: Tom Humphrey (240-793-2508)..

June 1 -- ANNUAL PICNIC.   Our favorite spot for this event is Pinecliff Park, where there is a lovely pavilion just in case we have a bit of rain. Bring binoculars, a dish to share, plate, utensils and drink. We'll meet at 6:00 PM to eat and then do a bit of birding.

June 3 -- MOS BOARD MEETING.   TBD.

June 08 -- CHAPTER PLANNING MEETING.   Location to be announced. Please come with your ideas for programs or field trips. Email suggestions to Kathy Brown.


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