Saturday, February 8, 8am-4pm
Audubon's Winter Waterfowl Special
Registration is open for the Winter Waterfowl Special, an important fundraiser for the Patterson Park Audubon Center. This urban birding adventure will feature five field trips in some of Baltimore's "birdiest" winter hotspots on Saturday, February 8. Our land-based field trips include guided excursions to Masonville Cove, the Maryland Zoo, Fort McHenry, and a driving tour of hotspots between Swann Park and Ridgely's Cove. At 4 pm, we've chartered with Baltimore Water Taxi for a cruise along the Patapsco River to search for waterfowl, gulls and raptors. Following the cruise, we'll host a Tally Rally at Nick's Fish House to list the species discovered during the field trips.
Saturday, February 15, 9am-12pm, Great Backyard Bird Count
Join us at Pickering Creek for the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 15 with activities for adults and families from 9am-12pm. Work with experienced birders for a morning of bird watching and counting on a center-wide winter bird survey. Adult-only teams will cover most of our regular e-Bird monitoring routes that are covered on a monthly basis. A family-friendly bird walk is also scheduled, complete with a scavenger hunt for little ones. All visitors are invited to wrap up the morning’s activities with hot chocolate, coffee or tea at the Center office. Free. REGISTER HERE
Saturday, February 22, 10am, Leader: Brad Phoebus, Fort Smallwood Park
Join Brad for a birding trip focusing on both ducks and winter songbirds at various locations around Fort Smallwood Park in AA county. As you enter the park, stay right and park at the first parking area, where everyone will meet. A scope is not necessary, but if you
have one, do bring it, along with binoculars. Entrance fee is $6 per car. Contact Brad Phoebus at Bradphoebus@gmail.com or 443-415-9776 with any questions and to register—and to confirm the meeting location.
Saturday, February 22, 8-930am, Druid Hill Guided Bird Walk with Patterson Park Audubon
According to ebird.org, over 180 bird species have been documented in Druid Hill Park, an important migratory stopover in Baltimore City! Experts from Audubon and the Maryland Zoo will lead us in search of avian friends! Bring the whole family - all ages and abilities welcome! No experience necessary. There is no need to RSVP for this event, just arrive ready to explore! To borrow binoculars email firstname.lastname@example.org
or 410.558.2473. Free! Meet at 3001 East Drive.
Saturday, February 29, 830-930am, Patterson Park Guided Bird Walk with Patterson Park Audubon
More than 200 bird species have visited Patterson Park, an important migratory stopover in Baltimore City! Audubon experts will lead us in search of avian friends! Bring the whole family - all ages and abilities welcome! No experience necessary. There is no need to RSVP for this event, just arrive ready to explore! To borrow binoculars eamail email@example.com or
410.558.2473. Free! Meet at the fountain in the northwest corner of Patterson Park, closest to the intersection of E. Lombard St. and S. Patterson Park Ave.
Save the Date!
Saturday, April 18, 6-9PM
Annual Chesapeake Audubon Spaghetti Dinner
Speaker: Dave Brinker of the DNR's Wildlife Heritage Service on the Snowy Owl Project