Wednesday, September 21 - “Avian Candy in the Pacific Northwest - This freelance sojourn to western Washington State took three birders from the snows of Mt. Rainier to Pacific waters off Westernport and the coastal waters of the Olympic Peninsula. In addition to some sweet birdy surprises, they enjoyed an abundance of scenic eye candy. Come along and meet Peale's Peregrine, Black Oystercatcher, and a view of the Mt. Baker volcano that even the resident species seldom experience. Dr. Wayne Bell is Senior Associate with the Washington College Center for Environment and Society. A former MOS President, he continues his birding service as Secretary of the Talbot County Bird Club and assistance with the MOS Youth Programs (YMOS). Wayne is a Montgomery County native who grew up with Rachel Carson as a neighbor two doors away. His interest in birds can be traced back to those pre-Beltway days, as can his lifelong love of the outdoors. At Washington College he developed a program linking regional biodiversity to the variety of habitats afforded by the Eastern Shore's working lands. He continues to purvey this message as President of the Board of Trustees of the Pickering Creek Environmental Center in Talbot County.
Our meetings are held at the Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Road. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., refreshments 7:30 and meeting starts at 8:00 p.m. Welcome to our site and happy birding.
Upcoming Field Trips:
Tuesday, September 06 - Rock Creek Park, D.C. . . . view calendar
Wednesday, September 07 - Wheaton Regional Park. . . . view calendar
Saturday, September 10 - Patuxent River Park, Jug Bay Natural Area . . . view calendar
Sunday, September 11 - Rock Creek Park For Beginners . . . view calendar
Saturday, September 17 - Snickers Gap Hawkwatch (Between Bluemont & Berryville, VA) . . . view calendar
Ovenbird on the Nest - Prince William Forest Park