September 7 -- MEETING.
Stauffer Miller will give a presentation on “The Birds of Cape
Cod”. If you would like to join Stauffer and Ellie for dinner before the
meeting, call Marcia Balestri (301-473-5098).
September 9 -- HART-MILLER
ISLAND. Gene Scarpula will lead us on a 7-8 mile trek around
Hart-Miller Island to look for migrating shorebirds. Be sure to bring
lunch, plenty of water, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray. Mike Welch is
coordinating the trip and space is limited. To make reservations,
contact Mike (301-874-5828).
September 9 -- MOS QUARTERLY MEETING. Helen Horrocks to attend.
September 16 -- FREDERICK
COUNTY FALL COUNT. Mike Welch will coordinate our eighth
countywide fall census. Call Mike (301-874-5828) to be placed with a
team or be assigned a territory. Tally Rally at the Welch’s.
September 23 -- GAMBRILL
STATE PARK. Barbara Gearhart will lead us on a quest for fall
migrants in Gambrill State Park. Walking may be uphill and vigorous
depending on where the warblers are. Meet at 8:00AM at Gambrill Park.
Please call Barbara (301-473-9889) if you are coming.
September 30 -- BLUE
MASH. Helen Horrocks will lead us on a trip to Blue Mash, an
interesting walk at a very birdy site in Montgomery County. If weather
has been wet, waterproof boots might be a good idea. Meet at the Rte. 75
Park and Ride, just south of I-70 at 7:30AM. Please plan to carpool,
parking is very limited.
October 5 -- MEETING.
In conjunction with a display of the late Gary Smyle’s
photographs at the Library, we will be featuring Wil Hershberger
speaking on the “50 Common Birds of Frederick County.” Kathy Brown is
coordinating the display.
October 14 -- LILYPONS
with Barbara Gearhart. Good for beginners. Possible American
Bittern, Nelson Sharp-tailed Sparrow, and other fall migrants. Meet at
Lilypons bridge at 7:30AM. Please call Barbara (301-473-9889) to let her
know you are coming.
October 20 -- POPLAR
ISLAND TRIP . We need at least 8 people for this trip boat trip
to the island. Call Kathy Calvert (301-698-1298) for information and to
make your reservations. We may have to limit the number of people, so
make your reservations as soon as possible.
October 28 -- FALL
AT AUDREY CARROLL. Dave Smith will lead a trip to search for
those pesky little brown jobs (sparrows) and other migrants! Meet at the
Rte. 75 Park and Ride, just south of I-70 at 7:30AM. Call Dave Smith
(410-549-7082) for information.
November 2 -- MEETING.
George Jett will present “A Snapshot of the Lower Rio Grande
Valley, TX -- Going Digital.” George switched to digital photography and
took his new toy to one of North America’s best birding areas during
peak migration. Come share this photographic experience at the most
popular birding locations in the Rio Grande Valley.
November 4-5 -- TOWN
HILL OVERNIGHT. We will stay at a local B&B on Saturday and
visit the famous (in Maryland, anyway) Hawk Watch. This time of year is
good for Northern Goshawks and Golden Eagles. For information and
reservations, contact David Smith (410-549-7082).
November 18 -- POINT
LOOKOUT AND ENVIRONS for Brown-headed Nuthatch, Red-headed
Woodpeckers, waterfowl and late migrants. Bring your lunch and meet at
Urbana Park and Ride South at 6:00AM. Call Marcia Balestri
(301-473-5098) for further information.
December 2 -- MOS Quarterly Meeting. Mike Welch and Helen Horrocks to attend.
December 7 -- CHRISTMAS
DINNER AND MEETING. Kevin Loughlin will regale us with “The
Color of Birds: In Celebration of a Passion.” Place and time to be
determined. Please make reservations with and send money to Treasurer
Nancy Parker before 11/27/06.
December 17 -- CATOCTIN CHRISTMAS COUNT #58. Call Mike Welch (301-874-5828) to participate.
December 27 -- WASHINGTON CHRISTMAS COUNT. Contact Dave Weesner (301-432-7718) if you can help.
December 31 -- SUGARLOAF
CHRISTMAS COUNT. Contact Helen Horrocks (301-831-6315) if you
can help out. Last chance to add to your 2006 list.
January 4 -- MEETING.
Beth Zang will give a presentation on “A Holistic Approach to
Bird Conservation in Peru.” Beth will talk about her amazing journey to
Peru, and how our club's donations are helping bird conservation
January 6 -- AUDREY
CARROLL MID-WINTER COUNT. Meet at the Sanctuary at 6:30AM. Dress
warmly with waterproof boots. Call David Smith (410-549-7082) for
January 13 -- CARROLL COUNTY MID-WINTER COUNT. Call Bill Ellis (410-781-7113) to participate.
January 14 -- FRED
ARCHIBALD MID-WINTER COUNT. Meet at the Sanctuary at 6:30AM.
Dress warmly with waterproof boots. Contact Bob Schaefer (301-831-5660,
firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
January 20 -- C&O
CANAL MID-WINTER COUNT. Make-up date will be Jan. 21 if the
weather is bad. Contact Peter Vankevich (email@example.com) to
January 28 -- FREDERICK COUNTY MID-WINTER COUNT. Call David Smith (410-549-7082) to sign up. Tally Rally at Dave and Carol’s house.
February 1 -- MEETING. A speaker from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will be giving a presentation on “Bay-Friendly Landscaping.”
February 3 -- HOTLINE
TRIP. Mike Welch will lead us around MD to look for winter
rarities reported on the hotline. Emphasis will be on Frederick County
birds, but we may wander farther depending on what’s out there. Meet at
Baker Park at 8:30AM. Call Mike (301-874-5828) for information.
February 17-19 -- PRESIDENT’S
WEEKEND TRIP to the Eastern Shore. Meet at Urbana Park and Ride
at 6:00AM. Call Mike Welch (301-874-5828) to reserve a spot.
March 1 -- MEETING.
Kathy Marmet from Fox Haven will give a presentation on “Fox
Haven Community Efforts Toward Ecologically Responsible Living.” Come
learn about the wonderful initiatives at this ecological learning
March 3 -- TIMBERDOODLES.
at Audrey Carroll. Doug Parker will lead us on a search for
American Woodcocks. Meet at the Rte. 75 Park and Ride just south of I-70
at 5:30PM. Bring a flashlight. For information call Doug
March 3 -- MOS Quarterly Meeting. Mike Welch and Helen Horrocks to attend.
March 18 -- HUGHS
HOLLOW. A trip to one of Jim Green’s favorite birding haunts.
Meet at Hughes Hollow. All are welcome! The plan is to bird Hughes
Hollow & surrounding areas for a half-day. Bring wet weather
footwear & scope. Contact Jim Green (301-208-2393 or
firstname.lastname@example.org) for directions and information.
April 2 -- HUNTLEY
MEADOWS. Kathy Calvert will lead us on a trip down to a great
birding spot in our southern neighbor’s territory to look for rails and
other marsh birds. Meet Urbana Park & Ride @ 6:30 AM. Pack a lunch.
April 5 -- MEETING.
Mike Bowen and Linda Friedland will give a shortened version of
the acclaimed “Warbler Workshop” presented at last year’s MOS Annual
Conference at Rocky Gap. Come see this popular and informative
presentation just in time for migration.
April 14 -- FOX
HAVEN. Beth Zang will take us to Fox Haven to look for late
lingerers, sparrows, and early migrants. Meet at Jefferson Park and Ride
on Rte. 340 and Lander Road at 8:00AM. Call Beth (301-371-7936) for
April 21 -- EARTHDAY
BIG DAY. Join us for our fourth annual “fun”draising event at
Lilypons to raise money for MOS projects. Contact Chuck Finley for
further information and to sign up.
April 28 -- AUDUBON NATIVE PLANT SALE AT AUDREY CARROLL. Starts at 9:00AM.
April 29 -- C
& O CANAL WALK. We will go from Point of Rocks to Landers
for migrating warblers. Be sure to do your neck exercises beforehand.
Meet Baker Park at 6:30 AM. Call Kathy Calvert (301-698-1298) for
May 3 -- MEETING.
Mary Wood, our scholarship winner from Kemptown Elementary
School, will give us a presentation on her activities at the Maine
Audubon Workshop last summer.
May 5 -- FRED
ARCHIBALD MAY COUNT. Meet at the Sanctuary at 6:00AM. Contact
Bob Schaefer (301-831-5660, email@example.com) for further information.
May 6 -- AUDREY CARROLL MAY COUNT. Meet at the Sanctuary at 6:00AM. Call Dave Smith (410-549-7082) for further information.
May 12 -- FREDERICK
COUNTY MAY COUNT #43. Join the crowd for our local countywide
count. Contact Mike Welch (301-874-5828) to assist.
May 19 -- GAMBRILL
STATE PARK. Barbara Gearhart will lead us to all the good spots
in Gambrill for spring migrants and other goodies. Walking may be uphill
and vigorous depending on where the warblers are. Meet at Gambrill
Parking Lot at 8:00AM. Please call Barbara (301-473-9889) if you are
June 2 -- MOS Quarterly Meeting. Mike Welch and Helen Horrocks to attend.
June 7 -- ANNUAL
PICNIC AT LILYPONS. Bring binoculars, a dish to share, plate,
drink and utensils. We’ll meet at 6:00PM for birding and eats.
June 8 -- CHAPTER
PLANNING MEETING. Everyone please come to our 2007-2008 planning
meeting and volunteer to give a program or lead a field trip. We need
new ideas and suggestions. Meet at 7:00PM at Mike Welch’s house. Call
Mike (301-874-5828) for information and directions.
July 27-29 -- MOS ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 61STAnnual Conference of the Maryland Ornithological Society will be held in Salisbury, MD.
August Weekend -- PELAGIC
AND DELAWARE COASTAL REFUGES. Mike Welch will take us to Lewes
for a pelagic trip and then up the Delaware Coast to watch shorebirds
and other early fall migrants. Contact Mike (301-874-5828) for more
information. Weekend to be determined.