Help count birds!
The 23rd Annual Great Backyard
Bird Count
is February 14-17
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Field Trips and Events
Saturday, January 11, 3:00PM – 5:00PM, Wine & Art Night with Pickering Creek Audubon
$30 per person
Every season is beautiful here at Pickering Creek, but winter offers us some amazing scenery. Frozen wetlands, snow laced trees and winter residents all make Pickering Creek into a winter wonderland. Join us as we travel across the creek to Peterson Woods to paint &/or create mosaics inspired by our love of nature and feel free to bring your own wine or beer! REGISTER HERE
Saturday, January 25, 9AM,   Leader: Colleen Webster, Perryville Community Park
(Cecil County)
Meet at Stumps Landing (farthest point east). Scopes
encouraged, but leader will have one.  Easy walk on mostly pavement to see Tundra Swans heading north and a variety of winter ducks, Gadwall, Ring Neck, Wigeon, Scaup, Canvasback, Bufflehead, Hooded Mergansers.   Dress warmly and bring a hot beverage as we survey the tip of the Chesapeake Bay.   All levels are encouraged to see these big birds in big numbers! Call Colleen (410-459-4577) or email ( to register and ask questions.
Saturday, January 25, 9:00AM-12:00 PM, Winter Wonderland Workday
Come out and join us at Pickering Creek Audubon Center for our Winter Woodland Workday.   We'll finish removing excess leaves from the yard of the office and mulch our picnic areas. Then we’ll head into the woods to continue removal of invasive periwinkle, privet, and ivy and in our woodlands. We'll do as much as we can get done. The more people who join in, the merrier it will be.  We’ll wrap up or mornings efforts with a warm beverage  (hot chocolate, coffee, tea) and a short preview of other upcoming volunteer activities.  Phone 410-822-4903 with any questions.
Sunday, January 26, 11:00AM,  Leaders: Tim Houghton and Brad Phoebus, Blackwater
National Wildlife Refuge
Take a trip with Tim and Brad to the Blackwater NWR on the eastern shore. You will search for Tundra Swans, Snow Geese, Brown-headed Nuthatches, wintering ducks, and other avian treasures. Meet at the Visitors Center. Contact Tim to register and for other questions: 410-510-7504 or (email)  
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer  with Chesapeake Audubon!
Pickering Creek Audubon Center: 
Pickering Creek has ongoing volunteer opportunities to match your skills and interests.  Please see their website for details - click here.   
Patterson Park Audubon 
The Patterson Park Audubon Center team needs volunteers to help in their efforts to produce quality programs for children and adults, and to build Baltimore's bird habitat in Patterson Park and beyond. There are lots of ways you could help, both indoors and outdoors, or possibly from your own home.  Click here for information.