Year of the Bird
 
September's
 theme  is
"Help birds on
 their journey"   
 
 

 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Field Trips and Events
Thursday, September 6 , Monday, September 17  and Thursday, September 27 - Classes in Bird Friendly Gardening with Patterson Park Audubon
 
Friday, September 7, 6:00 – 7:30pm, Fresh Air Family Walks:  Fall Migration, $5 per person
Pickering Creek Audubon Center
Kick off the shifting seasons with a visit to your local wildlife sanctuary! Make a nature a habit this year during Fresh Air Family programs. In September, stroll Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s trails with Pickering Creek naturalists and learn all about the marvelous fall migration of birds and butterflies as the temperatures cool and the light changes.  Call 410-822-4903 to register.
 
Saturday, September 8, 8:00am,    Leader: John Landers, Ocean City area and Assateague
Meet John Landers at the Ocean City Inlet. You will bird in that area as well as places south and west of there, including Assateague. The trip can end at noon, but John will continue birding after that for those who
are interested. Meet at the Inlet at 8:00am. Contact John at 410-292-9549, dado1bw@aol.com with questions and to register.

Sunday, September 9, 8:00am,    Leaders: Denis and Jerri Muller , Cromwell Valley Park  (Baltimore County)
You'll spend time hiking trails in search of migrating songbirds, including sparrows and warblers. Cromwell Valley is a 426 -acre stream valley park in Baltimore County and one of the best places in MD for migrating fall birds. There are fields, woods, hedgerows, and
wood piedmont hills—much diverse habitat. The park is several miles off the Cromwell Bridge exit (exit 29) of I-695. Meet at the main parking lot from the Willow Grove entrance. Contact the leaders at  410-493-8579 or denmusa1@comcast.net with questions and to
register.
 
Thursday, September 13 and Monday September 24, 4:00 – 6:00pm, Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Pickering Creek Audubon Center
$5 per person
Join Pickering Creek naturalists for Monarch butterfly tagging on two dates in September. Monarchs are tagged with a small sticker which allows scientists to gain a better understanding of there migration patterns as we all attempt to make sure they remain a part of our landscape. Witness the incredible migration of the monarch while exploring the trails on the 400-acre wildlife sanctuary. Participate in the University of Kansas’s widespread Monarch Watch tagging program and learn how to protect monarch habitat in your backyard or community! Call 410-822-4903 to register.
 
Saturday, September 15, 8:30am,   Leader: Tim Houghton, Turkey Point (Elk Neck State Park, Cecil County)
For fall migration, few places in Maryland are as good as Turkey Point, at the southern tip of Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County. (I 95 to exit 100, and then take 272 south all the way to the parking lot at the end.) An $8 toll is required. Contact Tim at 410-510-7504 or
(preferred) timhoughton@comcast.net to register.
 
 
Friday, September 21, Mad Men 60’s Dinner: a Classic Early Sixties Supper
Space is limited, advance reservation required.
$150 per person
With a generous amount of fresh ingredients, you will undoubtedly enjoy this home-cooked 60’s retro buffet meal , paired perfectly with wines from the cellar and era appropriate beverages! Enjoy a pleasurable evening with hosts at a local magnificent estate on the shores of Pickering Creek, all in support of Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s work.  Call 410-822-4903 to register.
 
Saturday, September 22, 8am,  Leader: Brad Phoebus, Oregon Ridge Park (near the I83 and Schwann Road exit)
 Last year showed that Oregon Ridge Park is an excellent place for migrating fall songbirds (e.g. warblers, including Connecticut Warbler) as well as other birds. Contact Brad at bradphoebus@gmail.com or 443-415-9776 with questions or to register.
 
Saturday, September 22, 8-930am, Druid Hill Park Guided Walk (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: baltimore@audubon.org or 410.558.2473. Free!  Meet at 3001 East Druid Drive in Druid Hill Park.
  
Saturday, September 29, 8-930am, Patterson Park Guided Bird Walk
Over 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: baltimore@audubon.org 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. 
 
Sunday, September 30, Cars, Cocktails and Conversations at Hope House
Space is limited, advance reservation required.
$100 per seat
Enjoy cocktails and sumptuous hors d'oeuvres on the porch at Hope House and a GRAND RIDE about the farm in Peter's 1910 Thomas Flyer or 1911 Mercer Raceabout Walk the grounds and enjoy the sunset.  See things you’ve never seen before! All in support of Pickering Creek Audubon Center’s work.  Call 410-822-4903 to register.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer  with Chesapeake Audubon!
Click here for current opportunities.   We especially need someone to create and manage a new website.
 
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.