Field Trips - Sunday 09.29.19

optional sunday Field Trip Extension

Augustine Wildlife Area Birding

click here to Register - limited to 20 individuals

8:00 AM  –  1:00 PM
Leaders: Joe Sebastiani and Judy Montgomery, Delaware Nature Society

Travel by van from Ashland Nature Center to the Augustine Wildlife Area along the northern Delaware Bayshore.  Experience birding at incredible wetlands such as the Ashton Tract, Port Penn Tract, Thousand Acre Marsh, and Dragon Run Marsh.  During the height of fall migration, expect plenty of neo-tropical migrant songbirds, raptors, shorebirds, wading birds, and some early waterfowl.  Bring a lunch and dress for the weather and for walking a few miles during the field trip.  If you have a scope, bring it, although a few scopes will be provided for the group. Registration is limited to 20 individuals.


John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Hosted by DVOC

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM


turkey point at Elk Neck State Park, Cecil county, maryland

Turkey Point (https://www.mdbirdingguide.com/Elk_Neck_State_park_Turkey_Point), located in Cecil County, MD, at the southern tip of the Elk Neck Peninsula, is an awesome location to observe fall migration.  We will walk through the woods and fields for migrant raptors and songbirds, including flycatchers, vireos, thrushes and warblers.  These birds and more are often seen in high numbers as the peninsula serves to funnel birds to "The Point".

Be prepared for a leisurely-paced round-trip hike to Turkey Point from the parking area, a distance of about two miles.  Most of the walking is on a gravel road with good footing, but there are a few hilly sections.  Wear comfortable shoes or boots.  Sunscreen and bug spray are strongly recommend.  Do NOT wear shorts!

The trip leader is Dave Webb, a birder of three decades from neighboring Harford County. Dave is a Past President of the Harford Bird Club (https://harfordbirdclub.org/), and especially enjoys searching for nocturnal species such as owls, rails and nightjars.

MEET at the Turkey Point parking lot of Elk Neck State Park at 8:00 AM for a half-day trip.  Parking is free.  GPS Directions:  Use “Turkey Point Lighthouse” as destination. After you pass through Elk Neck State Park the road ends at the parking lot.