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INCLEMENT WEATHER AND BIRD TRIPS

If an event has to be canceled or postponed, a pop-up window will appear on the MBC home page. For a field trip, the leader or co-leader will attempt to notify all registered participants. If you have any concern about a planned trip, feel free to call the leader or co-leader.

COVID-RELATED RESTRICTIONS FOR TRIPS

On September 14th the MBC Council has decided that henceforth all participants to in-person events, including field trips, need to be fully vaccinated, except for children and those with medical exemptions.

DISCLAIMER

The Montgomery Bird Club is an all-volunteer organization and offers its activities to the public for their enjoyment. Montgomery Bird Club is not responsible for harm to participants; when participating in Montgomery Bird Club events, participants assume responsibility for their own safety and accept the risks inherent in any outdoor activity of this nature.

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Patuxent River at Brown’s Bridge

MD

THIS TRIP IS FULL.  On a morning walk, we’ll look for Cliff Swallows building mud nests beneath this bridge in the northeastern part of the county. We will also explore wooded trails on WSSC property bordering the reservoir to observe other possible breeding birds including Scarlet Tanager, flycatchers, and thrushes. Be prepared for bright sunlight at the bridge and possible biting insects in wooded areas. Trip will be cancelled in case of heavy rain or thunderstorms. Limit: 10. For reservations (required), time, and directions, email the LEADER: Cheryl Hogue at cheryl.hogue@gmail.com.

Rickman/Woodstock Equestrian Park

MD

THIS TRIP IS FULL.  Join us as we explore this location for some spring early-morning birding on the west side of Route 28 (https://rb.gy/qpdqda). We’ll bird the broad fields and separating woods, beginning at 7 a.m., hoping for warblers and sparrows, vireos, woodpeckers, and raptors. Limit: 10. For reservations (required) and more information, email the LEADER: Scott Young at scott4aves@icloud.com. Dave Roberts will co-lead.

Blue Mash and Oaks Landfill

MD

THIS TRIP IS FULL.  Half-day trip starting at the Blue Mash Nature Trail, where we will look for a variety of songbirds and other species. Then we will drive over to the adjacent Oaks Landfill to look for raptors, Blue Grosbeaks, and possible Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows. Limit: 12. Start at 7 a.m. at 20500 Zion Road, Laytonsville, Md. For reservations (required), contact the LEADER: Mark England at englandmark@comcast.net or 240-308-4114.