Wednesday, October 19 - Gail Mackiernan on Madagascar. - Gail Mackiernan is a Montgomery Bird Club member who travels widely. Most recently, she authored an article for Birding Magazine on how to find birds on cruises! For this meeting, Gail will talk about her November 2015 trip which explored this ancient land from south to north and recorded many of the island’s most sought-after species. Madagascar is the world’s fourth-largest island and is often referred to as the “Eighth Continent.” Its unique fauna and flora have evolved during millions of years of isolation and are a “naturalist’s dream.” Over 140 endemic species of birds (and five endemic bird families!) are found here, as well as a fascinating supporting cast of lemurs, chameleons, frogs, weird insects and even stranger plants.
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:
Sunday, September 25 - Pennyfield To Violette’s Bird Stalk. . . . view calendar
Sunday, October 02 - Little Bennett R.P. For Beginners . . . view calendar
Sunday, October 09 - Montgomery’s Big Sit . . . view calendar
Wednesday, October 19 - Blue Mash For New Birders . . . view calendar
Saturday, October 29 - Blackwater NWR. . . . view calendar
Ovenbird on the Nest - Prince William Forest Park