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This is a list of upcoming birding field trips and Club meetings. New Club members, new birders, and guests are cordially welcome on every field trip. If you have any questions about a specific field trip, please contact the trip leader or contact MBC Trip Coordinator Linda Friedland at 301.983.2136 (before 9 pm). For directions to the Potomac Presbyterian Church for Club meetings, click here.

Trip - Sunday, April 07 Hughes Hollow and Vicinity Half day. We will explore the wetlands of Hughes Hollow and Sycamore Landing. Species to be expected include Red-headed Woodpeckers, Wood Ducks, Blue-winged Teal, and many other marsh dwellers. A chance for several warblers including Prothonotary. Meet at Hughes Hollow parking lot in the McKee-Beshers WMA at 7 a.m. Reservations are not required, but please contact the leader if you are planning to come so he can provide additional information before the trip. Contact the LEADER Jim Nelson kingfishers2@verizon.net or 240 515-4517 (cell).

Trip - Saturday, April 20 Blue Mash Nature Trail/Oaks Landfill Half day. Interesting walk at these adjacent and surprisingly birdy sites in Montgomery County. Waterproof boots helpful at Blue Mash, but not needed at the landfill. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Zion Road parking lot. Call leader for reservations and directions. Trip is limited to 8-10 participants. LEADER: Mark England 240-375-4500 (cell) or (e-mail).markengland@canamcontractors.com

Meeting - Wednesday, April 24 April Meeting Join us for our April Meeting. Gail Mackiernan, Mongolia: Birding in the Footsteps of Genghis Khan

Trip - Sunday, April 28 Occoquan Bay NWR Half day. Explore the diverse habitats in this one-square mile refuge at the confluence of the Potomac and Occoquan Rivers in Woodbridge, Virginia. A variety of raptors and migratory warblers, vireos, thrushes and flycatchers should be present, and rails and bitterns are possibilities. Meet at the parking lot in the center of the refuge at 7:30 a.m. Reservations required. Limit:25. LEADERS: Mike Bowen, 301-530-5764 or dhmbowen@yahoo.com, and Gerry Hawkins, 571-277-8406 or maineusa@comcast.net. Directions: From Maryland, take Rt. 495 south to I-95 south LEFT Exit 161 (Woodbridge), follow Rt. 1 south, cross the Occoquan River, turn left at the light onto Dawson Beach Rd. and follow this road to the end.

Trip - Friday, May 03 Birding by Ear at Hughes Hollow Tune up your ears as we listen for and learn to identify the songs and calls of migrant and local breeding birds. The trip will be geared to new birders but all are welcome. Meet at 7 am at the parking lot at Hughes Hollow. Limit 10. Reservations required. For more information email the leader Paul Woodward at grackling@ATT.NET

Trip - Sunday, May 05 Izaak Walton League, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chapter, Conservation Half day. Once again, the B-CC Chapter is generously providing us access to this large private property south of Poolesville. Woods, hedgerows, streams, fields, and ponds provide a wide range of bird habitats, and migration should be well underway. Trip will start at 7 a.m. at the League’s Chapterhouse. Reservations required, limit 12. Driving directions will be provided to those who make reservations. For reservations and more information, contact the LEADER Jim Nelson at kingfishers2@verizon.net or 240-515-4517.

Trip - Saturday, May 11 Little Bennett Regional Park Half Day. We will be looking for warblers and other migrants on the Wilson Mill and Kingsley Trails. Possible Kentucky Warbler. Limit 10. Reservations required. Leaders: Woody and Rae Dubois. Contact them for time and directions at dengue1@verizon.net

Trip - Sunday, May 12 Rock Creek Park, DC Near peak time for migrant warblers, vireos, etc. Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Nature Center parking lot. Reservations required. Contact the leader for more information or specific directions. LEADER: Gerry Hawkins maineusa@comcast.net or 571 277-8406 (cell).

Meeting - Wednesday, May 15 May Meeting Join us for our May Meeting. More information to follow!

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